"Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, Arkansas" Blanchard Springs by basstbn

Blanchard Springs Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 23 photos

Blanchard Springs

Lying in the heart of the Ozark National Forest, and about fifteen to twenty minutes north of Mountain View, Arkansas, is the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. A popular destination within the park is Blanchard Springs, which can be reached by an easy five minute walk.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

The springs seen above flow from a yet undiscovered portion of the Blanchard Springs Caverns. Guided tours (3 difficulty levels) are available at the visitor's center.

North Sylamore Creek

This scenic swimming hole is downstream from the spring. The water is cool and crystal clear, offering many youngsters, maybe a few "oldsters", their first opportunity to swim in something other than a pool.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, excellent recreation facilities
  • Cons:As long as you plan ahead and bring food, there are no drawbacks.
  • In a nutshell:Five Stars, Baby!!!
  • Last visit to Blanchard Springs: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 29, 2004
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  • evilprebil's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2006 at 2:59 PM

    I worked in Blanchard Caves for a summer and fell in love with Arkansas. I'm glad to see that other people appreciated the cave's beauty. The last picture in the soda straw room is quite good!

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    Nice photos:) Love Arkansas, check out my page on it


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