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Willow Springs Park - Richland PA


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Willow Springs Park is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located at 199 Millardsville Road, Richland, PA 17087. This dive site has an average rating of 3.38 out of 5 from 26 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 51-60ft/16-18m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills. Training platforms are available.

Good training site with a lot of under water attractions. Very nice grounds with RV electric hookups, nice secluded tent campsites and even some cabins. They allow campfires as well. This is a great place to camp for a weekend and get in some dives. It has several deep water entry points. There is a dive shop onsite to provide air fills, gear and accessories for sale or rent. There are platforms at 15’, 30’, and 40’. Underwater attractions include a school bus, VW Beetle, van, small plane, torpedos, tanker truck which you can swim into, the "habitat" which you can also swim into, crane, RR tracks and cars, fire truck, a few small boats and the main attraction: The Quest, which is a 72 ft. trawler ship sunk at 42’. Shore fishing is allowed for overnight campers. The lake supports populations of rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, small & largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, walleye, yellow perch, chain pickeral, catfish, american eel, and a few large koi.

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randomlyon - 25 days 21 hours ago.
Rating Added: 3
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randomlyon - 10/30/2023 9:27 PM
We dove Willow Springs yesterday to finish my SDI Solo Diver certification w/ Ed K from South Jersey Scuba. Conditions were much better than I had heard. Viz was medium, but ok for a quarry, and the temp was reasonable for diving 7mm in late October. There were handy well-labeled lines running between all of the attractions. It bottomed out at 46 feet. There were many fish swimming around and a number of the normal sunken curiosities. I had a good time and wouldn’t mind going back. The class was great as well.
BDIVER4090 - 7/25/2018 6:58 PM
I think Willow Springs is closed now. I tried to call a few times and also got no answer. Anyone have any info on this place?
jjv749kdv - 9/23/2023 11:26 AM
Go to Lancaster Scuba website. lancasterscuba.com They operate Willow Springs now.
TedG - 7/12/2018 4:45 PM
Is this place still around? I can’t find much news past 2016 and nobody answers the phone.
jjv749kdv - 9/23/2023 11:26 AM
Go to Lancaster Scuba website. lancasterscuba.com They operate Willow Springs now.
jjv749kdv - 10/02/2017 10:19 AM
Rating Added: 3
Open Water and Dry Suit Certification dives done here.
Nice Facilities. Warming cabin for colder days with a big wood burning stove. Wood is provided.
MarkRooteIII - 8/31/2014 2:19 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/23/2010. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.
MarkRooteIII - 8/31/2014 2:17 PM
Rating Added: 4
Pretty good site