Mammoth Spring State Park
Mammoth Spring is Arkansas's largest spring and the second largest spring in the Ozark Mountains. A National Natural Landmark, the spring flows nine million gallons of water hourly. Forming a scenic 10-acre lake, it then flows south as the Spring River, a popular Ozark trout and float stream. Located near the spring, the park's 1886 Frisco depot will take you back in time to an early 1900s train station. Parked just outside the train station is a Frisco caboose to explore, too.
Here at the picturesque park, remnants of a mill and hydroelectric plant also reflect Mammoth Spring's history.
Happened upon this gorgeous park by accident - I pulled in to the Welcome Centre, and ended up staying for an hour. Perfect spot to stretch your legs if you are on the road. Lots of useful information in the Visitor Centre, with plenty of historical signage on the easy walk down to the dam and waterfall.
Always good visit - playground and picnic area. Nice hiking trail. Visitor center has lots of travel brochures. Nice stop for bathroom break and to stretch your legs. Watching the geese and ducks and other wildlife on the lake is interesting, as well - muskrats and snakes.
Mammoth Springs being a State Park is on the smaller size. It's not as large as one might think. There's a park which is surrounded by magnificent trees.When the water is cleaned you will view lot of grown older ducks. It's a place in where you can take a break, walk and stretch your legs and hear the water. The view is very good when one needs to be outdoors and just think.. Enjoy the walk and view ,enjoy life..
The visitor's center has friendly workers. A lot of free information about Arkansas + free highway maps. Clean restrooms. A nice walking path around the spring/pond. A small gift shop.
This is a great park for families. There's something fun for everyone. Its a beautiful place with great people.