Lithium Spring, Lithium, MO

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It is a highly mineralized spring, more like water for healing…Not your everyday drinking water but will definitely start to heal you. I drink it every once in a while, additionally to my regular Spring water from Mountain Valley Spring.

Nearest Address

Lithium ,MO

Directions from Nearest Address

From St. Louis, MO 270 S to 55 S, Exit off on Brewer (take Left), come to a T_bone in the road (take right), then there will be a sign on the left hand side of the road that points to Lithium take that (which is a right) and then look for marker 922 (take left), and there will be a road marker 921, (take this) and your there! I know kind of lengthy directions but I promise you’ll get there! It’s very country out there!

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:



Submitted by: Debi Dibella


  1. Can I collect water to take home when I get there? I don’t want to travel all that way if I can’t take some home with me 🙂 I’m new to this whole spring water thing so I just wanted to check! Thanks.

  2. Just visited today, and am sitting across the road from the gazebo. There is a water analysis from earlier in 2018 attached to a post on the gazebo saying total coliform and e.coli are present, and the water is unsuitable for drinking purposes.

    I wouldn’t have drank from it anyway. Flow from a pipe in the back corner was covered in algae and the gazebo clearly hasn’t been maintained.

  3. 10/12/2015 –Nice serene place, good flow of water, tasty spring water. PH 8.0-8.2, alkalinity greater than 240 ppm, and hardness (CaCo3) greater than 425 ppm (or 25 gpg) —

  4. When I went to this spring I was afraid to drink from it. It wasn’t flowing but in a well type of thing with lots of moss and leaves in it. I was afraid it was contaminated as there just wasn’t any movement and I suspect a lot of run off would get into it.

  5. I was just there today, and yes, it is a lovely spring. The directions stated though are misleading.
    Everything is correct up until the sign for lithium. The turn for Lithium is to the left, and the sign is on the right hand side of the road.
    When you finally find 922, which is about 4 miles or so down, it is a turn to the right. The road will curve through a very small township, you will pass a few houses, a sign for a baptist church, and cross a very small bridge over a creek. Right after crossing the bridge, you will see 921 on the left, and the spring is there on the right, covered by a white gazebo.
    It is amazingly lovely, and used by locals.
    If in doubt about directions, just go to lithium, and find someone to ask.

  6. PCR 921, lithium, MO. Visited on 3/29/2014.

    This place is around 4 miles off i55. Grep for “blue spring lane” if PCR921 did not work in GPS app.

    Here’s the route: Take the M highway from i55 towards Lithium and roll for around 4 miles and then take right to PCR 922, then left at PCR921. Water is fresh and flowing all through the year. Its so country around the place. Water tastes good. Hoping to find more springs around St. Louis

  7. The directions are wrong from above. Take Brewer exit off hwy 55 south, turn left. At stop sign go right. Then make left on M which says to “Lithium”. About 2 miles turn left on 922, then left on 921 and spring is on the right covered by white Gazebo. Also a small playground next door for the kids. The water tastes amazing. 🙂

  8. I just visited this spring on 9/01/13, it’s alive and well. The water is cold and clear. Very refreshing on a typically hot day. There’s a neat building around the source to add a nice touch and shade. I’d add pictures if I could figure out how to edit them in here. It’s quite picturesque.

How to Collect Spring Water

Drinking pure spring water is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Our bodies are over 99% water at the molecular level, so water affects every aspect of our biology. Yet, not all water is created equal. Almost all the bottled spring water available is pasteurized for shelf stability, which neutralizes many of the powerful health benefits such as increased hydrogen, healthy probiotics, and crystalline structure. For more about why unprocessed spring water is the best water to drink, read this.

The best way to guarantee you are getting real unprocessed spring water is to collect it yourself. This is a short and simple guide filled with information about how to gather spring water. We will cover how to find a spring, how to collect the water, how to honor the spring, how to store the water properly and other tips. is the best resource for locating a spring near you. However, not all springs are on the map. First, check the map to see if there is a spring in your local area. If there is, look at the reviews and comments. Has anyone shared helpful information about flow rate or posted a water test result? Is the spring in a pristine area? Do a bit of research and make sure the spring is safe to drink from. If you have any doubt about the purity, don’t risk it and get a water test, HERE. If you don’t see a spring on the map in your area, there still might be some that aren’t listed yet. First, ask the older generation who have lived in your area a long time if they know. You can also ask people in your community who might already get spring water such as people at a health food store or at a farmers market. Another great option is to view A US forest service map, where many springs have been marked. You can view these maps through the Gaia GPS or All Trails hiking apps on your phone. The map overlay you want is USGS Topo. Not all are easily accessible or ideal for drinking, but some are and it can be a fun adventure to find them. We have found over half a dozen great springs this way.

Once you’ve found your spring, figure out how you are going to gather the water. Is it right on the side of the road and easy to access or do you have to hike to it? We recommend storing spring water in glass instead of plastic to preserve the purity of the water. It is better for the environment, your body, and the water. Even BPA free plastic has toxic chemicals that can leach into water and cause health issues. If you do want to use plastic for safety reasons when filling at the spring, we recommend transferring the water to glass as soon as possible. FindASpring is sponsored by Alive Waters, which offers beautiful reusable glass. They have a 2.5 gallon option, which is a convenient size for carrying that isn’t too heavy. They also sell handles that you can use to transport the jugs even more easily. If you have to hike to access the spring, we recommend putting the water jugs into an extra large backpack to hike the water out with ease. We use Osprey packs that hold 2 jugs each. You can also use a wheelbarrow or even a stroller depending on how easy a walk it is.

Filling 2.5 Gallon Alive Waters Jug

When you get to the spring, remember to first give back before you take. Springs are considered sacred in indigenous cultures around the world for their life giving water and also as a connection to the inner earth. A powerful and simple way to give back is to clean up. Is there any trash that needs to be collected? Could you move any dead leaves or sticks to improve the flow rate? Show up in service. Some other wonderful ways to give is with a moment of expressing verbal gratitude, singing songs to the water, offering the water an ethically sourced crystal, a feather, or some other physical gift. Flowers are a popular and beautiful thing to offer, but please be careful to source organic ones as most flowers from the store are sprayed with pesticides and can be toxic to put near a spring. Also, flowers can attract bugs as they decay, so it can be best to offer them to the flowing water directly or a little downstream from the spring head.

When gathering the water, fill the jug as close to the spring head as possible, never gather downstream. Be very careful as wet glass is extremely slippery. Make sure the lid is securely fastened. When transporting the spring water home, the jugs can sometimes slide around the car. Secure them in place or wrap them with towels or something so they don’t crash into each other.

How you store your spring water is essential. It is not pasteurized like spring water from the store, so it will start growing algae if left in direct sunlight. This is good because it means it’s alive! If the water you drink can’t even support the most basic life forms, how do you think it will support your body? Store your water in a cool, dark place such as a dark corner, pantry or closet. The fridge is ideal if you have room. Some people prefer to filter their water through a Berkey filter before drinking, but if the spring is pure, it’s not necessary. We drink our spring water completely unfiltered.

How long the water stays good for depends on how cold a temperature it’s stored at. Spring water is best fresh. We personally do not prefer to drink spring water past 2 weeks old. However, we know other people that will drink it at a month old. It’s great to get in a rhythm where you know how long the water lasts you and put your collection day on the calendar in advance.

I believe that water is calling us to reconnect with her in the deepest way, to gather our own water. Just like our ancestors did. Our ancestors didn’t have fancy water machines. They also didn’t create villages or settle where there was no water. Water was revered as the center of the community and the nodal point around which life could spiral out and take root.

Here’s to restoring the sacred connection with the waters of life.

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