Crystal Spring flows near Hunter Creek, six miles
east of Ava. It flows from beneath a ledge of Roubidoux sandstone at
an altitude of 920 feet. It is the highest spring in the Bryant Creek/North
Fork basin, with flow above 10 cubic feet per second. Its flow is around
12.7 cfs, or 8,190,000 gallons a day.
The spring opening is in a pool formed by a dam. The spring
was formerly the power source for an ice plant and lights for a nearby
resort. Today, Crystal Spring is a commercial hatchery and fishing spot.