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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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Great day outdoors !

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 23, 2016
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 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.

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area and wonderful scenery! If your anywhere in this area its just a great place to come see!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 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.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 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 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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 September 27, 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!

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Cantonment, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time finding the little get away spots, the swimming areas were closed due to coli, but at least they check and keep people safe. The old mill, and glass lake are fun to hang around.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

If you love a running stream and the sounds of a waterfall, this is the place for you. Not far to walk from the parking area.

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