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Old Fort, North Carolina: Andrews Geyser

Alexander Andrews was VP of the Southern Railroad, which built this "geyser" (actually a fountain) as a tourist attraction circa 1885. Warning: if it's been dry, the gravity fed geyser doesn't work so well, and the owners turn it off.

Mill Creek Rd, Old Fort, NC
I-40 exit 73 and drive north into town. Cross the railroad tracks, turn left at the traffic light and go about 1/4 mile. On the right is a sign directing you to Andrews Geyser. Follow signs about 3 miles.
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Andrews Geyser

Andrews Geyser is still not working as of January 2020.

[Steve B, 01/14/2020]
Andrews Geyser

The excessive rains of 2013 flooded this man-made geyser, but a new water line installed late in the year fixed that problem. Then in 2014 a valve began to leak, reducing the geyser to a puny spume about two feet high. Recognizing the tourist appeal of an erupting geyser, the town is now considering installing a pumping station to jack up the water pressure.

[ Team, 08/21/2014]
Andrews Geyser

Running in the winter now! A few hard freezes make for some cool ice around the geyser.

[Melissa, 01/05/2014]
Andrews Geyser

Signs are helpful. Geyser didn't go off while we were there. Poked around for some sort of valve or in case the next door cabin saw us and thought to turn it on. Civil War trail sign was interesting.

[Kylie, 10/14/2011]

Andrews Geyser.

Andrews Geyser

Local geyser. Does not run in the winter but is a pretty cool picnic spot.

[Terra, 04/05/2010]

That's the thing with a "man-made" geyser -- someone worries about the water bill (and maybe the gas bill, if the water is heated to scalding faux-geyser temperatures).

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