Rattlesnake Springs is located a few miles south of the Caverns. You turn off the main highway, and take a gravel road for a mile or two. There is a sign along the highway to indicate where you turn off.
We had a picnic breakfast here recently. The picnic area had several tables that were well spaced apart, and shaded. Very nice. There's a small creek behind the picnic area; while we were eating we saw several mule deer back in that area and heard (but didn't see) wild turkeys. The picnic area also has vault toilets.
At first, I assumed the springs were the creek area, especially since there are trails leading to it. It wasn't until I walked to the furthest end of the picnic area that I saw the sign for Rattlesnake Springs. It's a few yards past the picnic area; you can either walk or drive there. The road to it loops around, and you park along that. There's only room for parking for maybe 6-7 cars.
The springs were a bit disappointing to me. I thought it would be all natural, but it's surrounded by cement. It looks like a sewer lagoon. We did see several pretty birds near the springs. A woman that was birdwatching said one was a red tanager (?). She seemed pretty excited by the variety of birds.
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