• Mammoth Spring State Park - Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      The largest spring in the state of Arkansas was once the site of an important power-generating station, but has long since been converted into a recreational area with picnic tables, trails, and boating. Walk across the dam on the walkway to the hydroelectric plant, still standing after more than a century, where you can marvel at the long-outdated technology and read about the plant's history. Walk down a little farther to a popular swimming and fishing spot. There's also an old train depot and caboose you can tour for a nominal fee.

      If you go:
      Sorry, but you won't be able to see the spring itself. It's at the bottom of a murky pool 70 feet deep. If you're serious about trout fishing, the best spot seems to be on the other side of the bridge from the park itself. Be advised if swimming that the river is a bit precarious (no lifeguard is on duty) and the water is very cold and quite a contrast to the hot air of an Arkansas summer.


      17 Highway 63 North
      Mammoth Spring, Arkansas 72554 USA

      Mailing address:
      P.O. Box 36
      Mammoth Spring, AR 72554 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Mammoth Spring State Park
      +1 (870) 625-7364