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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

Forest Service Road 1110, Mountain View, AR 72560
(870) 269-3228
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Swimming
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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My daughter & I took a nice summer swim here yesterday. The water was so clear & pretty. But even on the 4th of July in Arkansas the water was cold. You quickly get use to it. Simply a beautiful place.

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Lafayette, LA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a very beautiful area, with a nice clear stream and plenty of camping and hiking. Blanchard Springs Caverns are located here even though we were not able to tour them on my last visit. Sylamore Creek is so clean and so natural. A great swimming hole when the weather is warm enough. The dogwood and redbud trees were... More

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Boerne, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Everything was well maintained and lovely. We did not visit the caverns, but spent several pleasant hours hiking around the springs area. It would be a great location for a family reunion with lots to do at the park and in the surrounding areas. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Spring is beautiful, and trail area made for pleasant strolls. Well maintained. Nice camping grounds and streams. Quiet without a lot of traffic and visitors when we went. Will definitely return with a picnic lunch next time.

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