Ashland, Pennsylvania: Big Mine Run Geyser

The only "geyser" on the East Coast, although it's really just water erupting out of a flooded mine shaft. Best viewed in wet springs, because in summers it can dry up.

Address:
2-528 Big Mine Run Rd, Ashland, PA
Directions:
East edge of town. From PA-54/W. Mahoney Ave. turn north (no stoplight) onto Big Mine Run Rd. You'll drive a few hundred feet, past some houses on the right. Keep straight, past a second group of houses. When the road bends right at a brown house on the right, the geyser will be on the left.
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Geyser in Pennsylvania.

Big Mine Run Geyser

Big Mine Run Geyser is the only geyser on the East Coast of the United States. In Ashland, Pennsylvania, just outside the ghost town of Centralia, you can find water being expelled from the earth under immense pressure. When the mines in the area were abandoned in the 1930s, the empty shafts filled with water.

[Nacole, 08/11/2021]

The geyser shoots highest in the spring. During dry summer and autumn months, it gurgles like a busted water main, and may not erupt at all.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Whistler's Mother StatueWhistler's Mother Statue, Ashland, PA - < 1 mi.
Centralia Mine FireCentralia Mine Fire, Centralia, PA - 2 mi.
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine TourPioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour, Ashland, PA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Anchor from the U.S.S. Maine, Reading, PA - 38 mi.

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