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Directions to Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

From Mountain View: West on Main Street from Court Square.  Turn Right on AR 87 North at City Hall. (2 blocks from the square)  AR 87 ends at AR 14.  Turn left on 14, then right at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

From Little Rock: Take AR 67/167 North to AR 5 North.  (Exit at Cabot)  Follow AR 5 North all the way into Mountain View.  Be careful not miss Hwy 5’s left turn 2 miles past Drasco, AR.  At the first stoplight, turn right on AR 5,9, &14 and travel approximately 5 miles.  You will go down the mountain and turn Left on AR 14 West toward Fifty Six, AR.  This turn will be opposite Angler’s Restaurant.  Blanchard Springs will be approximately 6 miles on your right.

From Springfield/Harrison: Take Hwy 65 S to Marshall, AR.  Turn left on AR 14 East.  You’ll pass through Harriet, Big Flat, and Fifty Six, AR.  Blanchard Springs will be on your left as you leave the town of Fifty Six. 

From Memphis: Take I-55 North to AR 64 West to Bald Knob.  Take AR 67 North toward Batesville.  Turn Left, at stoplight, on AR 14 West and follow into Mountain View.  Turn right at the first stoplight on AR 5,9, &14.  Go down the mountain and turn left on AR 14 West.  This turn will be opposite Anglers Restaurant.  Blanchard Springs will be approximately 6 miles on your right.

From St Louis: Take I-44 S to Rolla.  Take MO 63 South to West Plains.  Turn right on MO 160 West to a spot in the road called South Fork. (Approximately 6 miles south of West Plains)  Turn left on Hwy E, which turns into AR 223 South.  Follow AR 223 South through Viola, AR into Calico Rock.  Turn Right on AR 56 West.  Go though Calico Rock to the stop sign.  Turn Left on AR 5 South and cross the White River.  Turn right on AR 14 West. (Approximately 16 miles)  Blanchard Springs will be approximately 6 miles on your right. 

From Fort Smith/Conway: Take I-40 East to Morrilton.  Exit on AR 9 North to Choctaw.  Stay on AR 9/AR 65 through Clinton.  AR 9 will turn right just out of Clinton, and continue to Mountain View, (road is very curvy, so be careful), ending downtown at the square.  Follow directions above from Mountain View.

From Blanchard Springs: turn to Big Pavilion: Blanchard Springs entrance will just east of Fifty Six on Hwy 14.  Go 3 miles down the mountain, and stay left on the main road.  The Big Pavilion will be on your left in a large open area.  The Red Bull Tent will be next to the Pavilion; you won’t be able to miss it.