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Big Spring

Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-226-3945
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What a lovely area-- a bubbling, picturesque blue spring surrounded by vast greenery and herds of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joplin, Missouri

Right down the road from Van Buren is a beautiful and breathtaking spot. You can hike around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million gallons of water a day.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“current river” (17 reviews)
“saw deer” (2 reviews)
“scenic area” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-226-3945
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely area-- a bubbling, picturesque blue spring surrounded by vast greenery and herds of grazing deer!

Thank Shannon64804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right down the road from Van Buren is a beautiful and breathtaking spot. You can hike around the spring, picnic, and enjoy the park.

1  Thank Heather823
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the May 2017 flood on the Current River, I didn't know what to expect when I stopped by Big Spring earlier this week. I have loved my visits to Big Spring going back some 20 years or so. The spring itself looks great, just...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went up for the weekend to visit family. Decided to see if the Big Spring was open after the devastating floods in May. The camp grounds are not open yet, the pavilion has been washed away and the hiking trail that runs along the spring...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see when visiting VanBuren. We have visited this area for close to 30 years and the Spring is always a beautiful sight. Visit in the early evening and you will see deer grazing in all the open fields that surround the...More

Thank Davis63863
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Driving from Nevada to New York, we found ourselves passing through Missouri and found the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. A quick stop at the visitor's center got us a recommendation to see Big Spring. We had time to explore some, so off we went. We...More

Thank Creach503
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We rode to Big Spring at sunset to see it. Since it was only 3 miles from the Rosecliff where we were staying, we did this after we checked in bc I wanted to see it and I knew the next day would be all...More

3  Thank Martha G
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped on a road trip that had us on highway 60 in Missouri. This park is very pretty. The spring fed water is light blue/aqua and so clear...very peaceful

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We missed getting to visit this year! They were closed due to flood damage! We will see you next year!!!

Thank Edie M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times over the years and I was glad to see that it was still just as gorgeous as it was before the flood! My boyfriend and I walked the trail around the spring and spent about 45 minutes there. It is...More

1  Thank h_blond2
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Questions & Answers
Karen E
22 August 2017|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
This is not a hot spring. Swimming is not allowed at the park but closer into town there's is tubing etc on the same water.
William B
16 January 2017|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
Because of the devastating historical flood the camp ground and cabins are not opened.