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Moody Spring — Walhalla, South Carolina

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Moody Spring

For travelers winding along the mountain roads of Oconee County, happening upon Moody Spring just outside of Walhalla makes for an interesting – and refreshing – stop. The spring is named for one of the area’s early families and today provides benches for sitting and sipping the cool mountain water. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources defines a spring as “a place where groundwater flows naturally from rock or soil onto the land surface or into a body of water.” Moody Spring flows at a rate of 1.5 gallons per minute.

Moody Spring

Jim Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Local lore claims that the ghost of a hitchhiker waits for rides along this stretch of road in the Sumter National Forest. The story surrounds a pilot from the Upstate named Larry Stevens who crashed near the spring on a rainy night in the 1950s. His apparition is said to appear at the spring on rainy nights, leaving a pool of water in the car of those who dare to give him a ride.

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Moody Spring Info

Address: South Carolina Highway 107, Walhalla, SC 29691
GPS Coordinates: 34.945289,-83.089494

Moody Spring Map

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10 Comments about Moody Spring

SC Picture Project says:
June 6th, 2019 at 9:44 pm

Thank you for letting us know, that is wonderful that is back up and running!

George says:
June 6th, 2019 at 8:34 pm

The spring is back up and running. Trump gave them 1.3 million to do repairs in the area and they put a new filter in and the cold clean water is up and running again at last.

George says:
April 7th, 2019 at 10:43 pm

I was there March 27 and the spring was leaking all over the place and the flow from the pipe was barely a trickle. I hope they fix the spring as the water from the base and top of the spring will mean disaster if not fixed for the highway. I truly enjoyed the spring for a many of years and disappointed the flow has not been repaired yet.

Susan says:
February 1st, 2019 at 5:16 pm

It it so old. The highway department is doing repairs on it this week It’s been running out in the road and freezing. Making driving dangerous

SC Picture Project says:
January 24th, 2019 at 9:21 pm

Oh no, thank you for letting us know. We hope it is flowing again soon and will let you know if we hear anything!

Lauren says:
January 24th, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Have been to the spring twice in the last two months, and it’s not flowing anymore. I didn’t think Moody was seasonal. Does anyone know if it’s maybe flowing again? I’m super sad; this was the only water I would drink.

Deborah Griner says:
July 10th, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Just visited Moody Springs. The water is cold and so refreshing. I only brought 6 one-gallon containers, but next time I’ll bring more. Take a ride and enjoy a nice ice cold glass of water, sit on the seats and relax.

Lynn Shaw says:
May 17th, 2018 at 9:10 pm

YES. Larry Stevens is for real. I’ve seen this apparition with my own eyes. I’m so glad we didn’t give him a ride. I assure you, he does exist.

SCIWAY says:
July 2nd, 2017 at 10:08 pm

It is spot on. If you put 34.945289, -83.089494 into Google Maps and look at Street View you’ll be right on the spring. Hope this helps!

Becky says:
July 2nd, 2017 at 8:49 pm

How accurate is your location on the map? Another website puts the spot further north on Highway 107. Thanks


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