Frankfort Mineral Springs

State/Province/Region
PA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Raccoon State Park
Town
Frankfort Springs
Brief Directions

Frankfort Mineral Springs adjoins Raccoon State park in Pennsylvania and is approximately 2 miles south on RT 18 from the intersections of RTS 30 and 18. It is approximately 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. There is a large sign on the parking lot.

Notes

Wear hiking boots as trail to springs can be wet and muddy along the trail as well as up by the grotto area. Be mindful of hunting season as this area is open to hunting.

Description

Frankfort Springs was once a spa in the mid 1800's where people basked in the mineral rich waters.By 1912 the springs closed as a health spa and the water was bottled and sold to nearby towns. The springs are located within the upper end of a thickly wooded ravine within a U-shaped sandstone and shale grotto. The springs are located across from a small waterfall where a stream spills over the rim of the ravine. The water from the falls comes from surface drainage where the water from the springs flows from an underground reservoir.

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Date Added
November 19, 2012
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November 19, 2012

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