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Blanchard Springs Recreation Area & Campground

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More than 3.1 million acres of forestland are included within the three national forests in Arkansas. The U.S. Forest Service has developed campgrounds at scenic points in these woodlands. Most of these campgrounds are located in ruggedly beautiful mountainous terrain, and are designed to blend into the landscape to preserve the forest atmosphere. Visitor Information Center/Blanchard Springs Caverns: Open 7 days a week Apr.–Oct. Open Wed.–Sun., Nov.–Mar. Center open 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Cavern tours offered 10:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Cave tour reservations available at or 877-446-6777. For other caverns information and school group scheduling call 870-757-2211. NOTE: Wild Cave Tour and special group rates by reservation only.


Blanchard Springs Recreation Area & Campground
Ark. 14 West
Fifty Six, AR 72533

GPS: N35.9743833 W92.177200


  • No Smoking
  • Recreation
  • Pets Accepted Pets Accepted
  • Picnic Area
  • On or Near: Sylamore Creek

Campground Details

  • Campsites:
    32 RV/Tent with no hookups; 2 Group Sites (reservation only)
  • Facilities:
    Central flush toilets, water, trailer dump station, bathhouse with hot showers, picnic sites, 2 pavilions, accessible fishing pier. Room for RVs up to 30 ft (open year-round). User's fee charged.

    Visitor Information Center/Blanchard Springs Caverns: An audiovisual program in the auditorium presents the geological history of the Caverns. Also available for viewing is an exhibit room where displays depict the intriguing story of life in the underground world. Tours of the Dripstone and the Discovery Trails begin at the Visitor Information Center. Discovery Trail is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dripstone Trail is open for an extended period in the off-season that varies each year. No pets or animals other than seeing-eye dogs allowed in Visitor Information Center, exhibit room, audiovisual room, and cave.
  • Attractions:
    Crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (7,000 gallons per minute), caves, small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, swimming, fishing, hunting, mountain biking. Daily tours through Blanchard Springs Caverns, outdoor programs in season.