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part ofOzark-St. Francis National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Blanchard Springs Recreation Area is located in the scenic Ozark National Forest. The Ozark Mountains are known for beautiful "rolling" hills, hidden caverns, waterfalls and clear flowing streams. Examples of early Ozark culture and music can be found throughout the region. Blanchard recreation area is a great starting point for an Ozark adventure.

Natural Features:

The facilities are near picturesque rock bluffs and crystal clear streams. Sites are well shaded by stately yellow pine trees.


Trout fishing is available on nearby Mirror Lake.

Other popular activities in the Blanchard area include mountain biking, hiking and swimming.


The campgrounds offer a variety of campsites to accommodate all types of visitors, including group and single campsites. All sites are equipped with tables, grills and campfire rings. Individual sites are on a first come, first served basis. The individual sites are open except when there is high water. To check campground status, call 870 757 2211. The picnic shelters have grills and ample picnic tables for groups. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Blanchard Springs Caverns offers tours, exhibits and family activities. North Sylamore hiking trail follows the scenic Sylamore creek for 25 miles and connects to the Ozark Highland trail. Mountain biking is available on 50 miles of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Amphitheater
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boardwalk
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cave Tours
  • Caving
  • Crawfishing
  • Creek Access
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electricity
  • Emergency Phone
  • Evening Programs
  • Event Area
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets
  • Geological Attractions
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Hiking
  • Hot Water
  • Lantern Posts
  • Lights
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Pathways
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Pavilion
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Shade
  • Shooting Range
  • Showers
  • Star Gazing
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
  • Water (Seasonal)
  • Water Access
  • Water Spigot
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Auto Touring
  • Bait Shop
  • Biking
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cafe
  • Camping Supplies
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Church
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Emergency Services
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing Guide
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hotels
  • Hunting
  • Ice
  • Ice Machine
  • Kayaking
  • Lodging
  • Marina
  • Motel
  • Rafting
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Drive
Know Before You Go
Flash flooding may occur in the area. Follow local precautions and closures.
  • Don’t Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.97438, -92.1772
35°58'28"N, 92°10'38"W

From Mountain View, take Highway 5-9-14 north for 5 miles to Allison. At Allison, take Highway 14 west for 8 miles toward the town of Fifty Six. Turn right at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area sign. Be sure to bring a map, GPS directions have led many visitors off-course.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

1001 East Main St
Mountain View  AR  72560

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)757-2211
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