Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring epitomizes Arkansas’s slogan, The Natural State. Outfitters and resorts abound to take care of visitors coming to the area for floating and fishing. The scenery is astounding because of outdoor landscapes that include a National Natural Landmark for which the city is named.

Mammoth Spring is one of the world’s largest springs with nine million gallons of water flowing hourly. It forms a 10-acre lake, then runs southward as the Spring River, a famous Ozark trout and float stream. Remnants of a mill and hydroelectric plant are part of Mammoth Spring’s history and Mammoth Spring State Park interprets it all. The park also features an 1886 Frisco train depot and museum. Adding to the things to do here are a playground, picnic area, baseball field, walking trail, Arkansas Welcome Center, and gift shop. Pedal boats and kayaks are also available for rent.

The city is also home to Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery. It was built in the Ozark foothills and capitalizes on the availability of cool gravity flow water from Mammoth Spring. The hatchery maintains the only captive spawning population of Gulf Coast striped bass in the world.

This small rural town is host to big outdoor fun.