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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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Address: Forest Service Road 1110, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: (870) 269-3228
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Activities: Swimming

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my getaway

love it--clean peaceful - when you get here you feel like you are the only person in the world--really relaxing an a great family get away--ive been goin for over 20 years-an find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Willis, Texas
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Some of the area was closed from the flooding problems. Still, a nice area for swimming, wading and picnics as well as hiking nature trails.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

love it--clean peaceful - when you get here you feel like you are the only person in the world--really relaxing an a great family get away--ive been goin for over 20 years-an find something new each year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Took my 8.5 and 5 year old on the 1.5 hour tour. They had a blast! The tour guide, Megan, was very informative and took extra time to answer everyone's questions including my 5 year old's. Definitely will return.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went on a field trip with my granddaughter that is in second grade. They got to go fishing and hiking. After that we went to the pavilion and had lunch. The kids got to run and play for the morning and afternoon. We grilled hot dogs for everyone. We even fixed them for the game and fish guys also.... More 

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Rural Retreat, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The visitor center functions as a portal to the cavern tour ( with a fee charged for the only Nat'l Park Service cavern) that's about all. Decent cavern, but doesn't compare to Carlsbad (New Mexico/ Texas area) or Luray (Virginia, Shenandoah area.) The cavern is elaborately lit, trail is safe for most adults, but small kids may need to be... More 

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Mountain View
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice paved path through the trees leading to the spring makes it a cool retreat during the heat of the day. There are great examples of wild flowers growing near the path.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The whole Blanchard Springs experience just can't be topped ! Every season reveals new sights to behold and enjoy. Photos? Allow plenty of extra time to walk around for some stunning photography ! The cave ! Waterfall ! Streams ! Fishing in the creeks or Mirror Lake, and yes, the lake is a beautiful as it sounds ! Well maintained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

LOVED IT! The weather was perfect for a stroll to the old mill & Mirror Lake was just gorgeous! I can't believe I didn't know that it was there! We had a blast! Very laid back. Incredibly clean.

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Rogers, Arkansas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely waterfalls, pretty Mirror Lake, interesting old mill remnants with neat dam spillway framed in the old mill windows, and nice CCC bridge structures to photograph.

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Its a must see, you gotta check the little waterfall is beautiful, and the trails We really loved all this area

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Address: Address: Forest Service Road 1110, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: (870) 269-3228
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain View

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