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On your way to mirror lake

Not much to see, but is on the way from the parking lot to the mirror lake. Don't park on the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Starviagera
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Los Angeles, California
Easy to miss on the way to Blanchard Springs, but don't

Before walking down to & along the walkway beside The Old Mill, read the historial info. The... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Debbie B
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“mirror lake” (11 reviews)
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Mountain View, AR
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Not much to see, but is on the way from the parking lot to the mirror lake. Don't park on the road. Go to the parking area and walk back from the springs.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Before walking down to & along the walkway beside The Old Mill, read the historial info. The history of the mill & it's function is quite interesting. We took many pictures & still stop every trip.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you go to Mirror Lake then you might as well walk down to the Old Mill. It is just stone walls, but the history of the ruins is good and it is at the base of the falls so you get a good view...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Located in Blanchard Springs National Park, this old mill was described to me to have been in ope action beginning in the late 1800's and finally closing in the 1940's when the land was sold to the National Park service. What a thrill to see...More

Thank 626bretk
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My family and I had no idea this was here, right next to the waterfall and we took tons of pictures to remember it by.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 4 February 2017

In addition to the cavern, we made the trek to the Spring and Old Mill. Not much to see but the stone walls. Reading the informative signs helps but I wouldn't go out of my way in the winter.

Thank jonwS2150UC
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Followed the advise of a park ranger and took a easy hike where we found the ruins. The scenery and sounds were relaxing.

Thank John V
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very cool spot to take photos. Nice shaded area to access the stream at the bottom of the falls. The mill is a great place to stop and cool off during the heat of the summer.

1  Thank TuckeredOutTravels
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The storyboard is informative and is on the boardwalk way above the site. The viewing location is a great place to view the entire project and see and understand all aspects of the project. I wish they would be able to assemble the working parts...More

Thank evaporatorz
Reviewed 7 September 2016

While visiting the caverns we stopped by mirror lake and saw that you could follow the wooden walkway to the left and eventually get down to the creek below. It was great to actually see up close the mill and waterfall. It is slippery so...More

Thank texastraveler072572
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Jennifer H
I want to take my gma to the mirror lake area, how is the walk there? is it long or stressful?
29 June 2016|
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Response from Just_Another_Joan | Reviewed this property |
My husband has difficulty walking as he has stenosis of the spine and he had no trouble with this walk. We found the walk very relaxing and were able to stop and rest as needed. If I remember correctly there were benches... More
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