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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

Address: Forest Service Road 1110, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: (870) 269-3228
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Swimming
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Oakland, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had heard this area was beautiful and were glad to see it lived up to the talk. The trees hadn't turned really pretty colors yet but it was still very pretty. We didn't take as much time as we should have but are looking forward to going back and exploring.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Enjoy a walk in the woods, a dip in cool waters, a shower, a campground--your cave tour ticket allows you day use of the recreation area too, just put it on your dashboard. Pretty as a picture in fall, but I'm betting it's nice just about any time of year.

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Livingston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When visiting the caverns, be sure to visit the springs. Beautiful and pristine. Take time to walk some of the trails and simply enjoy the beauty of the forest. Perfect for the whole family.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful as always. Great photo opportunity. Walkway is stroller accessible. Beware of snakes when off walkway and near water.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Outstanding time for just a couple or with the whole family. All the caves and the springs make for a great weekend or a day trip.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been here many times and we enjoy each trip we take , the kids love the caves and the swimming area , we love the cool shaded camp sites

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited Blanchard Springs caverns while camping at Buffalo Point campground on the Buffalo River. These are fantastic caverns, well worth a visit`. They were about one hour travel from our campground.

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The up keep on this place was so sad... half of the sites were closed and they had not even been cut around. There was a tree laying across the waterfall that comes out of the caverns, so when people tried to take pictures it had this big dead tree that had been cut up and not removed.. Was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After our cavern tour we picnicked @ one of the available tables. Following this we strolled through the nature trail. The springs & views provided gorgeous photo ops for our family. Following the walk, we enjoyed fishing on mirror lake. Took home 11 rainbow trout between our two families & enjoyed fresh fish for dinner. The locals were helpful in... More 

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Maumelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice little place to swim for free. The facilities were clean and the water was clear, clean and cool Loved it!

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