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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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jaybird1705 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sulphur Springs, Texas20 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful! First off, the area is so clean, no trash scattered around. The roads are in outstanding condition. The Mirror Lake is a beautiful area where one can trout fish, and the Blanchard Springs are amazing—more like a gushing roar of water shooting out of the mountain. There are a couple of hiking trains, and they are well maintained and well marked. Blanchard Springs Recreation Are is a true gem.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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KateS wrote a review Oct 2020
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States2,928 contributions174 helpful votes
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While we were disappointed that the Cavern was closed (COVID restrictions), the recreation area was worth the drive north of Mountain View. The path to the spring is paved & short, a very easy walk. We were impressed with the beauty of the spring & surrounding landscape. We must've spent a half-hour just watching & listening to the water, & appreciating the beauty of nature. The trail along Mirror Lake is mostly boardwalk with a few pier-type viewing areas. Unfortunately, the plant growth was such that we didn't get any good photos of this area, but the man-made dam/spillway & the remnants of the old mill were worth the walk. The day-use recreation area is nicely laid out, with giant buildings for restrooms & easy access to the water. At this time of year, the water was very low, but the surrounding bluffs and other natural features made us glad we stopped here for a look-see. There is a $3-per-vehicle fee for this particular day-use area, but there is no fee for access to the spring or Mirror Lake.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rbackfan wrote a review Sep 2020
Stuttgart, Arkansas68 contributions35 helpful votes
We walked to the Springs and then hiked the trail. Walking to the springs is a very easy walk. The trail to the mill from the springs is a must, I am 60 years old and a bit out of shape and I would do this hike again in a heart beat. My 8 year old granddaughter went to the springs and also did the hike and said it was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen !
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Karen M wrote a review Sep 2020
Louisiana6 contributions1 helpful vote
This park is absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to go back. Well-maintained. Just wish COVID would go away so they could open up all areas.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lisa wrote a review Aug 2020
Abbeville, Louisiana7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hike was easy for my three kids, and the views were beautiful! We hiked from the Old Mill, up all around the lake and to the spring. Unfortunately, the caverns were closed. We will definitely go again to see them.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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