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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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+1 870-269-3228

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brennan A
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Brennan A
Bull Shoals, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Peter P
Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

Thank aditi108
Denison, Texas
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174 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank mugmarine
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

Thank searchingforutopia
Lake Jackson, Texas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Rick M
West Monroe, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very beautiful! Mirror Lake was gorgeous. Wish I would have waited a few weeks to get the fall colors, but it was still pretty. Trail was a bit rough for my dogs so I don't encourage that if anyone has older dogs unless they are in good shape. I'm not sure if there was an easier trail to get to... More 

Thank blaze6460
Henderson, Kentucky
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It's a very short walk from the road to the springs. All flat and we'll defined. The springs were beautiful and worth the 3 minute walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great camping site with an amazing view. Bathroom and shower are great, clean and very well maintained. Caverns were great too! I can't think of anything negative. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Ana P
Cantonment, FL
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Blanchard Springs Caverns were absolutely stunning. We took the Discovery Trail that takes you 1.2 miles through the caverns. We have previously been to Tucklaleechee Caverns in Tennessee and Florida Caverns State Park and Blanchard was definitely the most beautiful of the three. If you take the Discovery Trail that it has strenuous parts of the trail including 700 steps... More 

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