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.