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Bellyache Springs - Los Padres National Forest

34.53024, -119.27045


  • TopoMap: Wheeler Springs
  • Elevation: 2583 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.27045
  • Latitude: 34.53024
  • Water Sources: Water all year long.
  • Recent Water Reports:

    Date Surveyor Water Report
    05-29-2017Lana ZieglerFlowing
Photo: Craig R. Carey
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Two stories are told of the naming of this spring. The Forest Service Rangers from the north and south of the spring used to meet and bellyache (complain) about how things were going in the forest. The other story was that drinking too much of the cold water would result in a bellyache. Water is piped down from a spring in a small canyon north of Highway 33. A water fountain was built some time ago but vandalism has almost destroyed it...

Bellyache Springs is located in the Los Padres National Forest. The spring is on the Wheeler Springs Topo Map, If you have recently visited this spring, please give us some feed back on the water quality.

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  • Lana Ziegler - 05-29-2017

  • Lana Ziegler - 05-29-2017

  • Lana Ziegler - 05-29-2017

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Bellyache Springs Survey - 05-29-2017 - by Lana Ziegler
Link: Bellyache Springs
Date: 05-29-2017
Surveyor Name:Lana Ziegler
Camp Description:Tastes great!
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Flowing!
Weather Conditions:Sunny, 81 degress

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Comments (3)

    Craig - what results did your kids find with regards to the water quality?  I bottled up a few gallons one March and it tasted great.  A week later my water bottles smelled of the nastiest sulfur you can imagine.
    Author's website: www.LPForest.org
    Kids headed up to Bellyache earlier this month to research water quality for their school science project. Flowing great, as always.
    Author's website: www.craigrcarey.net
    Water was flowing and it was delicious.

    Author's website: 100peaks.com

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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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