Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Blanchard Springs Recreation Area offers a rich outdoor experience. Stroll on the paved trail to where the Blanchard Springs gushes as a waterfall from the hillside. Swim in the clear waters of the North Sylamore Creek. Hike into the Ozark woods for an hour or a weekend. Try your luck catching rainbow trout from Mirror Lake, an accessible facility. Blanchard Springs Caverns has 3 tours- Dripstone Tour, Wild Cave Tour, & Discovery Tour (Summer only).

Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Guide

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Blanchard Springs Campground is open. The Blanchard Main swim beach and the Blanchard Upper Loop swim area are temporarily closed. For current conditions and updates call Blanchard Springs Caverns at 870 757 2211.   
Operational Hours: Visitor Information Center hours 9:30 am to 6:00 pm -  open 7 days a week from mid-March through October and Wednesdays through Sundays November through mid-March.
Reservations: Group campsites, picnic shelters (group shelter electric) and amphitheater (group walk to) must be reserved through recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Parking
Fees
  • Parking fee for day-use area.
  • Campground - $10/site/day year round.
  • Day use - $3/vehicle/day year round.
  • Large Group Camp #1- $60 exclusive use for camping, $40 exclusive use per day use; up to 50 people (year round).
  • Small Group Site #2 - $35 exclusive use for camping; up to 30 people (year round).
  • Large Pavillion - $40/group/half-day, $60/group/day.
  • Small Pavilion - $20/group/half day, $30/group/day
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Mountain View
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush / Hot Showers
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

To get to the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area from Mountain View, take Arkansas Highway 14 West for 12.1 miles, turn right (north) at the Blanchard Springs Caverns sign. Follow signs to the different facilities.


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

32 campsites with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads, but no electrical hookups. 2 group camps available by reservation only for a minimum of 8 and maximum of 50. Restrooms with hot showers. Trailhead connecting campground to the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail. Drinking water.

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.

RV Camping

Restrooms with hot showers. No hookups. Trailhead connecting campground to the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail. Drinking water. Summer interpretive programs. Guided Cavern Tours. Access to Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. Swim Areas. RV Sewage Dump Station.

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
Hookup - Waternone
Size RestrictionsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Dump Stationsyes
Hookups - Electricnone
CorralsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Hookup - Sewernone

Group Camping

2 group camps available by reservation only for a minimum of 8 and maximum of 50. Restrooms with hot showers. Trailhead connecting campground to the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail. Drinking water. Summer interpretive programs. Guided Cavern Tours. Access to Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. Swim Areas.

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
No. of Sites2

Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Toilets
Accessible
Parking
Interpretive Site

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.9743833
  Longitude : 
-92.1772000