Jamestown Spring - Spring Grove Park (MI)
Posted by: gvsu4msu
N 42° 49.942 W 085° 49.527
16T E 595996 N 4742868
Quick Description: A gentle natural spring producing a beautiful backdrop in a beautiful little park in MI.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 11:15:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM46JP
Jamestown Spring creates a pool of water before flowing over in to a small creek that passes through the park. This pool has been made slightly larger than it originally was by the Parks Department for aesthetic reasons, but the flow rate of the water still remains the same as it was originally. If you look carefully, you will see the spring bubbling through the dirt and gravel (the aquifer) and also see small ripples on the surface of the water directly above it.
Anyone visiting the cache should be aware that the area is reserved at times for weddings and other ceremonies and should not enter the area when these ceremonies are taking place.
See details below for logging your visit.
Once you arrive at the park, go to N 42° 49.989 W 085° 49.593.
From here, follow the trail that heads East. You will soon come up on a bridge, proceed over it and continue following the trail enjoying the sights and sounds of the slow moving creek. As you continue walking, you will come up to the Jamestown Spring.
Note: If you are into geocaching, this is also an Earthcache.
Public or Private Land?: Public
Public Land Fees?: no
Private Land access?: The Spring is on Spring Grove Park grounds which are public.
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.