Fredrick-Miller Spring, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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9995‭ ‬Spring Road Eden
Prairie,‭ ‬MN‭ ‬55347
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Description:

There are a few parking spaces for you to stop at and there’s a pipe sticking out of the ground that runs fresh drinking quality water year round.‭ ‬It is always clean and always cold.‭ ‬If you sit there and watch for awhile,‭ ‬you will see that every‭ ‬3-4‭ ‬minutes someone will stop,‭ ‬fill up a bunch of water bottles,‭ ‬and then get back in their car and drive off.‭ ‬I would guess about‭ ‬200‭ ‬people a day stop there.‭ ‬The Lion’s Tap restaurant nearby even has some water containers there because they know a lot of people come there before or after going to the spring.‭ ‬There is also a small nature park and a stream there.

Nearest Address

9995‭ ‬Spring Road Eden Prairie,‭ ‬MN‭ ‬55347

Directions from Nearest Address

The Fredrick-Miller Spring is located on the east side of Spring Road‭ (‬County Road‭ ‬4‭) ‬in Eden Prairie one-quarter mile north of Flying Cloud Dr.‭ ‬Once you see Lions Tap restaurant,‭ ‬just head north about‭ ‬1/4‭ ‬mile on the right-hand side.‭ ‬ You will see a parking area and there is usually people filling up there.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow:  Continuous
  • TDS: 250-277
  • Temp: 47-50 F
  • pH:  6.9

Hours Spring is Open:

24 hours.

GPS:

44.822547, -93.480263

Map Link: Fredrick-Miller Spring Map

Submitted by: Anonymous

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  1. Anthony says:

    My well in Central Minnesota reads 272 if I remember correctly.

    Im so happy to hear about this spring.

  2. Sheri Gonzales says:

    (10.10.2009) Not sure when this spring was posted, but the roads have since changed. The “old” 212 is now Flying Cloud Drive, the “new” 212 is a few miles north. So, if you are on 212 you would take County Rd 4 SOUTH to get to the spring. Continue south past the spring to get to the Lion's Tap where the road ends at a “T” on Flying Cloud Drive. (hope that's not confusing!)

    There were about 10 people waiting to get water when we finally found it….tastes delicious!

  3. Jill says:

    Thanks for letting us know It is most appreciated.

  4. Kimberly says:

    The fastest way to get there from Minneapolis is Highway 100 South to 62 West to 212 West to County Road 4. At the top of the exit ramp turn right and go straight for about a mile or two (through at least two stop lights if I recall correctly). After the road starts going down hill you will pass by some condominiums. The spring is on the left side of the road in a heavily wooded area about a quarter mile past the condos. If you see Lyons Tap on the right side you have gone too far.

  5. whitechestnut says:

    Anybody know of more springs in Michigan? There has to be a lot more than the 2 listed. I see more to come 🙂

  6. Kimberly says:

    Large glass bottles in various sizes are available at Midwest Hydroponic & Homebrewing Supplies. I prefer to use the gallon size, but they have many other sizes – 3 gallon, 5 gallon, 6 gallon and so forth. They also sell corks, screw caps and organic gardening supplies.

    Contact Info:
    Midwest Hydroponic & Homebrewing Supplies
    3440 Beltline Blvd.
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    952-925-9854
    888-449-2739

  7. Kimberly says:

    The web link to purchase the 1 gallon size glass jugs online from Midwest Hydroponic & Homebrewing Supplies is
    http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByI

  8. Kimberly says:

    Updated Directions:
    The fastest way to get to Fredrick-Miller Spring from Minneapolis is Highway 100 South to 62 West to 212 West to County Road 4. At the top of the exit ramp turn right and go straight for 2 miles (through about 4 stop lights if I recall correctly). After the road starts going down hill you will pass by some condominiums. The spring is further down the hill on the left side of the road in a heavily wooded area about a quarter mile past the condos. If you see Lyons Tap on the right side you have gone too far.

  9. Kimberly says:

    The web link to purchase the 1 gallon size glass jugs online from Midwest Hydroponic & Homebrewing Supplies is
    http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByI

  10. Kimberly says:

    Updated Directions:
    The fastest way to get to Fredrick-Miller Spring from Minneapolis is Highway 100 South to 62 West to 212 West to County Road 4. At the top of the exit ramp turn right and go straight for 2 miles (through about 4 stop lights if I recall correctly). After the road starts going down hill you will pass by some condominiums. The spring is further down the hill on the left side of the road in a heavily wooded area about a quarter mile past the condos. If you see Lyons Tap on the right side you have gone too far.

  11. Mary says:

    5/8/10: Tried the Fredrick-Miller Spring and loved the water. So glad it is a healthy pH and the water tastes awesome! We're going back for more.

  12. Greenshabd says:

    Theres a landfill just west of this spring up hill can that be good ??
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  13. Dmah111111 says:

    tested the well last summer and got a nitrate reading from it–i’m done with water there–found out that most distillers have a v.o.c. vent and v.o.c. back up filter so i went back to distilled. not the stuff you buy in the grocery store as that is stored in plastic–bought a good one from pure water inc. denny

  14. Hurricaneflossie says:

    My husband is an environmental chemist and we live near Miller Spring. He has tested the spring for nitrates also and says the level is right around 10 ppm, which is considered within safe drinking water limits. While it might be on the high side for infants and pregnant women, it is safe for the general public, and this water is much better for you in virtually every other respect than most other options around. Distilled water is not healthy for you, as the ph is too acidic and will draw essential minerals out of your body. It also increases the concentration of contaminants that are vaporized at a temperature lower than water, which can make it more toxic. It’s not a good idea to drink distilled water for any length of time. The EP city water supply tastes like a swimming pool. I’d take my chances with Miller Spring!

    • springlover says:

      Hf – Thank you for your husband’s nitrate assessment. I had always wondered about the City’s “regular tests” which were mentioned before. Did he test for anything else? With the widespread use of this spring I am assuming no significant issues exist, but assumptions are risky with all the environmental concerns.

  15. I’ll back again for sure, thanks for great article 😀

  16. Mia_raina says:

    Has anyone done testing since the radiation from Japan?

  17. Mia_raina says:

    Has anyone done testing since the radiation from Japan?

  18. Kerry says:

    Greetings!  I spoke with the City of Eden Prairie today and asked about the testing done on the Miller Spring as well as the spring found at the entrance to the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area.  I was told that the water from each spring is tested once per month and typically at the beginning of the month.  I was told that the tests from the beginning of November showed the nitrate levels for the Miller Spring to be 3.5ppm and the Richard T. Anderson Spring to be 0.5ppm.  I would like to have the water tested myself but was encouraged by what I learned from the City of Eden Prairie.

  19. Lars says:

    We have clients ask about this spring from time to time.  We just had several water samples tested.  Here’s what we found: http://www.premierwatermn.com/waterblog/frederick-miller-spring-water-quality/

  20. Sandygerjets says:

    I have been drinking Miller Spring Water for 50 years and my parents have been going there longer, we are big water drinkers not big on the milk. We love going and filling up 100 gallons at a time since we come for Columbia Heights/Fridley. We have all lived a very healthy lives. I read an article how the Indians considered this spring the healing water. And I have to say this is the best water around and my parents and 3 brothers all agree. Now my 3 daughters love going to the spring and filling up our water jugs, this has been a very special tradition that I have been able to pass down to my kids!! We Love Miller Spring!!  🙂

    • Richard Chin says:

      I’m a reporter with the Star Tribune and I’m working on a story about spring water. I’d like to talk to some spring water fans on why you like to drink this as opposed to tap water. Could you give me a call at 612-673-1775 or email me: richard.chin@startribune.com. Thanks. Richard Chin

  21. Superman123 says:

    I pooped in the water.

  22. THeft says:

    Has anyone done a mineral analysis on this water? Hardness, Dissolved solids, etc? All the information I see is pH.

  23. 1 gallon glass jar available free with purchase of any menu priced pizza. Roccos Pizza Little Canada , 2750 Lakeshore Ave, 55117

  24. Jan says:

    I drank this water for a few years. I would boil it first in a glass pot because a fine white residue of calcium would collect on the inside of the pot. My cat developed bladder stones, that went away after I started boiling it. Coincidentally, I had developed a kidney abscess that was easily treated. I wonder if anyone prone to bladder or kidney stones should also boil then pour through coffee filter, because the sediment was visible. I just couldn’t keep up with the hauling. I have 18 half-gallon glass milk bottles with plastic caps and crates to sell for $20 or best offer, Eden Prairie location. eargems4u@gmail.com

  25. David says:

    I travel from northern suburbs to drink this water exclusively. Im just not too sure if the high calcium content in the water is safe for long periods of consumption? Also I would like to know if their is any algae or micro organisms in the water, if anyone knows. Too lazy to get a test myself. I have been trusting this water for quite a while now

    • TJ says:

      The city tests monthly for coliform bacteria (living organisms/algae) and nitrates. The nitrates are comfortably below the “recommended level” and coliform is a positive/negative and the spring gets shut down with a positive test, which hasn’t happen. Hope this helps

  26. Kaylee says:

    Thought I would share that we just got results back for testing this spring’s water on 10/3/17 using National Testing Laboratories- Quality Water Analysis (6571 Wilson Mills Rd, Cleveland, OH 44143; 1-800-458-3330). Most contaminants were not detected in the sample above the minimum detection level. “Hardness” was the only contaminant detected above the standard, which is not an EPA enforceable MCL. Nothing was detected above the EPA enforceable MCL.

  27. Kaylee says:

    The measurements listed on this page came back as the following from our testing:

    *TDS was 380 (standard is 500)

    *pH 7.1

    • Richard Chin says:

      I’m a reporter with the Star Tribune and I’m working on a story about spring water. I’d like to talk to some spring water fans on why you like to drink this as opposed to tap water. Could you give me a call at 612-673-1775 or email me: richard.chin@startribune.com. Thanks. Richard Chin

  28. Dustin says:

    Hello,
    With all the mis-labeling of things these days I just want to ask if this is in fact a true spring and the pipe is straight from the source and not mixed with the creek or a well of sorts? If anyone has any history or details they would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  29. Yelena Gura says:

    Where can I get the monthly test results?

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