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Posted: July 25, 2009

Category: California,North America,United States


Yosemite National Park, CA

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Fern Spring


No spout. It is kept very well. It is in yosemite national park in california. Protected land. Covered in shade. There are rocks around the perimeter of the spring to help it maintain it’s structure.

Nearest Address

Yosemite National Park

Directions from Nearest Address

It is a small natural spring in Yosemite Valley near the Pohono Bridge, it flows into the Merced River. After you cross the bridge it is on the right hand side and there is a sign. The spring is such a nugget because I have never seen anybody stop there and when I was there some tourists stopped because they saw me over off the roadway and probably thought I was looking at a deer but when they realized it was a spring they just got back in the car and kept driving. People will like take a picture of it but thats about it very few people understand the value of it. I know it is of good quality because I drank from it all week and all day and felt great. I didn’t get the temperature when I was there but it is really cold. I have glass 5 gal bottles I was filling up and as I was filling it the bottle was fogging up and I had to move my hand off of the spout because my hand was getting frozen. It is ice cold! I did check the tds when i got home and it was like 14 or something really low and i didn’t have a digital ph. teseter but i put a ph strip in there and it looks like it is between 6.5 and 7.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No and Yes
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: around 14
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: between 6.5 and 7

Hours Spring is Open:




Map Link: Fern Spring Map

Submitted by: Ray Demeritt