Blanchard Springs Recreation Area


The Blanchard Springs Recreation Area offers a rich outdoor experience. Stroll on the paved trail to where 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

Blanchard Springs Recreaion Area Guide - Spanish

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and updates call Blanchard Springs Caverns at 870 757 2211. The campground closes for safety concerns when heavy rains are predicted. Call ahead if rain is in the forecast. 
Operational Hours: Visitor Information Center hours 9:30 am to 6:00 pm -  open 7 days a week from mid-March through October. Open Wednesdays through Sundays November through mid-March.
Reservations: Group campsites, picnic shelters (group shelter electric) and amphitheater (group walk to) must be reserved through or call (877) 444-6777.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Parking
  • Day Use - $3 per vehicle
  • Campground - $10 site per night
  • Large Group Camp Site, GS1 - $60 per night
  • Small Group Site. GS2 - $35 per night
  • Large Pavillion - $60 day
  • Small Pavilion -  $30 day
  • Amphitheater - $40 day
Open Season: Year-round
Closest Towns: Mountain View
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush / Hot Showers
Operated By: Blanchard Springs Visitor Information Center (870) 757-2211

General Information


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.

Recreation Map

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