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Big Spring

Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-323-4236
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Beautiful place to hike

Magnificent place to hike. The springs are accessible and beautiful to watch and photograph... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Ashley N

What a lovely area-- a bubbling, picturesque blue spring surrounded by vast greenery and herds of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Joplin, Missouri
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Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million gallons of water a day.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“current river” (17 reviews)
“small caves” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-323-4236
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Magnificent place to hike. The springs are accessible and beautiful to watch and photograph. Only about 2.5 hours from St. Louis. Worth a day trip to hike, picnic, etc.

Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 8 September 2017

What a lovely area-- a bubbling, picturesque blue spring surrounded by vast greenery and herds of grazing deer!

Thank Shannon64804
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Right down the road from Van Buren is a beautiful and breathtaking spot. You can hike around the spring, picnic, and enjoy the park.

1  Thank Heather823
Reviewed 1 September 2017

After the May 2017 flood on the Current River, I didn't know what to expect when I stopped by Big Spring earlier this week. I have loved my visits to Big Spring going back some 20 years or so. The spring itself looks great, just...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went up for the weekend to visit family. Decided to see if the Big Spring was open after the devastating floods in May. The camp grounds are not open yet, the pavilion has been washed away and the hiking trail that runs along the spring...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a must see when visiting VanBuren. We have visited this area for close to 30 years and the Spring is always a beautiful sight. Visit in the early evening and you will see deer grazing in all the open fields that surround the...More

Thank Davis63863
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Driving from Nevada to New York, we found ourselves passing through Missouri and found the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. A quick stop at the visitor's center got us a recommendation to see Big Spring. We had time to explore some, so off we went. We...More

Thank Creach503
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We rode to Big Spring at sunset to see it. Since it was only 3 miles from the Rosecliff where we were staying, we did this after we checked in bc I wanted to see it and I knew the next day would be all...More

3  Thank Martha G
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped on a road trip that had us on highway 60 in Missouri. This park is very pretty. The spring fed water is light blue/aqua and so clear...very peaceful

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We missed getting to visit this year! They were closed due to flood damage! We will see you next year!!!

Thank Edie M
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Karen E
22 August 2017|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
This is not a hot spring. Swimming is not allowed at the park but closer into town there's is tubing etc on the same water.
William B
17 January 2017|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Because of the devastating historical flood the camp ground and cabins are not opened.