Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns is open!! It is NOT included in the 5-year extension of the cave closure for national forests in the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service.
Located in Stone County, approximately 2 miles off Highway 14 near Mountain View, the Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves found anywhere. Visitors enter a "living" cave where glistening formations like stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstones are still changing.Â These crystalline formations are the result of minerals deposited by dripping water. Forest Service interpreters guide all tours.
Beautiful place to go and hike. The caverns are truly magnificent. They have different lengths and difficulty levels to try and be inclusive to everyone. I took my 2,4,7, and 11 year old children along with my 68 year old mother. They all did great and had a wonderful time. Outside of the caves they have a beautiful mirror lake, a creek to cool off in, and several day use facilities. We had a picnic down by the creek after our trip through the caverns and just made a day out it.
Been coming here since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Never gets old coming back ever year and seeing the majestically Blanchard Springs Cavern. The staff is always amazing and just enough humor to keep the mood very light even on the longer cave tours. The gift shop has a nice selection of things to buy if you have to pick something. Still haven't done the actual tour where they let you literally crawl through the cave but it is on my bucket list.
Great place to be on a hot Arkansas day...always less the 60 f down there! Very knowledgeable guides. Living cave so be careful not to touch! Two tours so take your pick! Best to reserve your tickets as they fill the tours fast!
While driving through the Ozarks, a huge storm hit us and we decided to pull into the Blanchard Springs area. A tour just happen to be starting when we arrived, so we took it. Definitely worth it. The rock formations in this place were unbelievable. They said these caverns are ranked in the top three of the nation along with Sonora in TX and Carlsbad in NM.
Amazing place. The caverns are like being transported to another world. The tour guides are very informative and courteous. Plan to visit at least once a year. I love this cave because it doesn't have damage done to the formations by early explorers and cave poachers. They do everything in their power to share the cave with the public and at the same time protect the delicate ecosystem within the cave. Definitely the best cave experience in Arkansas.