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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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Relaxing finish to blanchard springs

Stopped at the rec area after touring the cave and saw where the water exits the cave. The water is about 56 degrees so no swimming here, but we went further down the road where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris W
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at the rec area after touring the cave and saw where the water exits the cave. The water is about 56 degrees so no swimming here, but we went further down the road where the creek is much warmer and there are little beaches to relax. The water is crystal clear was nice on a hot July day.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family spent the day wandering around and playing in the water. Beautiful streams, waterfalls and rock formations . If you are anywhere near this area, give yourself a few hours to enjoy this beautiful place.

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Thank Blooming4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Water feels amazing. There's also a fun water hole for kids/family to swim in. We love old architecture so we loved the old mill. The kids loved picking up rocks & discovering all the different kids of wildlife, Crawdads, sucker fish, snails, ect.

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Thank Shena R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the beauty of the Blanchard Springs park. Just driving through was a joy. The icing on the cake was a hot July afternoon spent swimming in the icy cold water. Perfect!

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2 Thank Sandra S
Mountain View, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blanchard Caverens is really worth the time to go see! It has been called one of the prettiest cave formations in the country by people who wrote a guide book on caves. The spring coming out of the caves is very pretty also. My daughter was married there with the spring as a back-drop.

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Thank Guy H
Pearland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great area to visit. Mirror Lake is so clear and cold-fed by the 58 degree water from Blanchard Springs Caverns.It has a water fall on one side. It has a wooden walkway along one side that you can fish from. Trees provide shade this walkway from the afternoon sun It is well stocked with rainbow trout.You can see... More 

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1 Thank Lisa H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for anyone to experience Arkansas' natural beauty. The trail to the Blanchard Springs waterfall is a short, easy walk from the parking lot along a nice smooth trail that I would say is safe for all ages and wheelchair accessible. The trial meanders along and across the creek, showing off the idyllic beauty of the... More 

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Gassville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to just walk around. Brought the dogs. Peaceful, until we got there... ha ha... love the serene surroundings. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

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Thank E N
Oostburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Blanchard Springs is worth your time. We traveled here from WI and are glad we stopped here. The park staff were very helpful, the sites beautiful, and the water perfect. We relaxed in the water, hiked on trails, and took many pictures. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

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Thank rsaljg
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

A great place to photograph and relax in the cool clear water. So peaceful. The park staff were very helpful and seemed genuinely pleased to have visitors.

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