BIG SPRING NATIONAL PARK
BIG SPRING NATIONAL PARK is home to the largest spring in Missouri and one of the largest in the world. BIG SPRING has an average flow of 286 million gallons daily. The water boils from the base of a dolomite bluff and travels nearly 1,000 feet before feeding into the Current River. The spring remains between 55 and 58 degrees year round and has a glorious aquamarine hue thanks to minerals dissolved in the water.
BIG SPRING was originally one of Missouri’s first state parks. It was a state park from 1924 until 1969 when it was donated to the National Park Service. It was added to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways along with Alley Spring and Round Spring State Parks. With these additions, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways was complete.
BIG SPRING CAMPGROUND offers 123 family sites and 3 group sites. Some sites have electrical hookups. Cabins and an onsite restaurant are also available. Call park for availability, as sites are reservable and first come first serve sites.
BIG SPRING LANDING provides access to Current River for canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, floating, tubing, beaches and sunbathing.
BIG SPRING NATIONAL PARK is the perfect place for fun in the sun, playing in the water, or just relaxing in the great outdoors.
PARK HOURS & FEES
573-323-8093 Round Spring Cave Information
404 Watercress Drive (Mailing)
PO BOX 490
Van Buren, MO 63965
HWY 103 (Physical)
Van Buren, MO
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