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

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

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 recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Parking
Fees
  • 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

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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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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.

Areas for Campground Camping at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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. RV Sewage Dump Station.

CorralsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Hookup - Sewernone
Hookups - Electricnone
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.
Dump Stationsyes
Size RestrictionsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Hookup - Waternone

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

Areas for Group Camping at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area


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

Interpretive Site
Toilets
Parking
Accessible

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.9743833

  Longitude : 
-92.1772000

 



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