River Sallee &
Boiling Springs

Yet more evidence of Grenada's
volcanic heritage.

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River Sallee and Boiling Springs

The River Sallee and Boiling Springs are located in Grenada's northeast section, about 1.5 miles north of the Lake Antoine volcano and south of Levera National Park in St. Patrick's Parish. Most vsitors stop here as part of an island tour.

Located in the River Sallee area are 6 boiling springs heated geothermally with a water temperature of around 95 degrees, although they may appear hotter.

The boiling springs are located found within 594 square meters of land where the surface is composed of soft porous volcanic sediments.

The largest hole, which contains muddy brown water, is 15 feet in circumference and about 6 feet deep. The other, smaller holes are filled with clear, salty water, and this is more than a mile from the sea. Orange-yellow sulphur deposits occur in the runoff channels.

These boiling springs have special religious significance for area Baptists who perform baptisms and other rituals here. Other visitors toss in coins and make a wish.

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