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Sweetwater Springs

Sweetwater Springs are also located on Juniper Creek, about four miles northeast of Juniper and Fern Hammock Springs. This is not a public access area, but it is available for rent from the National Forest Service. Its remote location makes it accessible primarily via a dirt road. The Spring discharge averages 12.9 cubic feet per second, which ranks Sweetwater springs as magnitude two.

Built in 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the rustic cabin sleeps 12. The cabin was used during the filming of movie “The Yearling” in 1945.

This is a popular wilderness getaway thanks to a cabin available for rental near the springs. Those interested in staying at the cabin must enter their name in a lottery through Recreation Resource Management at the Forest Service.

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Sweetwater Cabin