BLANCHARD SPRINGS RECREATION AREA, AR

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...
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Flash flooding may occur in the area. Follow local precautions and closures.
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Overview

Overview

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.

Recreation:

Trout fishing is available on nearby Mirror Lake.

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

Facilities:

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. (Single campsites are non-reservable at this time). 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.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP WALK TO

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Wed Sep 03 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services 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
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP WALK TO $40.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $35.00-$60.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP WALK TO $40.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $35.00-$60.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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:

BLANCHARD SPRINGS RECREATION AREA
1001 East Main St
Mountain View  AR  72560

Phone Number:

Information:  (870)757-2211