Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Mammoth Springs State Park’s origins came from the dam that was built in 1887 by the Mammoth Spring Improvement and Water Power Company. This dam was originally created to power a flour mill, cotton mill, and cotton gin. Starting in 1925, when it was purchased by the Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, a hydraulic facility was built to harness the energy created by the dam. This facility operated until 1972, and to this day you can visit the facility. The spring produces 9,780,000 gallons of water per hour and stays at a constant 58 degrees.

This beautiful park offers many great benefits such as family picnic areas, an old train depot and caboose tour, paddle boating, kayaking, a swimming area, and hiking. The Spring Lake Trail, which surrounds the lake, is a 0.6-mile loop. On the east side of the lake you can rent paddle boats and kayaks. If you are in this area you can also take a day trip to float the Spring River, which is a local attraction to visitors in the Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Gorgeous lake. Paddle boating. Fishing.

Cons

More trails needed into the wooded areas.

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Bicycling
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Baseball
Marina
Waterfalls
Fishing
Playground
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Ozark Mountains + Highlands, Missouri

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