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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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Address: Forest Service Road 1110, Mountain View, AR 72560
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My husband and I went on a couple of different hikes around the springs and they were all beautiful. So many butterflies and flowers and it was so peaceful. We camped out and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on a couple of different hikes around the springs and they were all beautiful. So many butterflies and flowers and it was so peaceful. We camped out and the campsite was well maintained with hot showers and trails all around and near a beautiful pool of water. We had a ton of fun. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to Blanchard Springs Carverns we didn't go to the springs. Big mistake. It's only a short drive past the caverns entrance & well worth the drive. Beautiful, easy walk along rushing waters to a lovely sight of water flowing out of the mountainside into the creek. Enjoyable for all ages. We always ride to the springs when... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect escape in the natural state for a weekend or extended vacation! Beautiful outdoor experience and lots of nature. This was our 4th trip and we can't wait for many more!

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Thank Vicki W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the springs after our Blanchard Cavern tour. This destination is beautiful and fun for the whole family. Can't wait to visit when it's warmer!

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Thank cynthiamaysera
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved visiting this place. It was really pretty in February and we enjoyed our short hike down the nature trails.

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Thank Brennan A
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great place to get out, stretch your legs, and get some fresh air. The trail down to the springs and waterfall / mill is pretty easy...but a little slippery in places. I highly recommend.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great for family with young children, hikes are not too long, the guided tour of the caverns were fun and informative, the mirror lake was serene and the camping ground is good for picnics even if you don't stay overnight. Children love the shelter-cave near the pavilion.

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Denison, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area and wonderful scenery! If your anywhere in this area its just a great place to come see!

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Thank mugmarine
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

A must see. It is more spectacular than what you think. Dazzling formations, interesting guides, fair price

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the spring that exits the nearby Blanchard Springs Cavern. After visiting the cavern, be sure to go give it a look. A dam backs up the spring to form Mirror Lake. Nice place to fish if you're interested. THe old mill is interesting as well.

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