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Moody Spring — Walhalla, South Carolina


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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

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4 Comments about Moody Spring

Deborah GrinerNo Gravatar 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 ShawNo Gravatar 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.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar 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!

BeckyNo Gravatar 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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