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Big Spring

Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-226-3945
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Natural Beauty!

This is a must see when visiting VanBuren. We have visited this area for close to 30 years and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Malden, Missouri
Amazing Flow of Water

Driving from Nevada to New York, we found ourselves passing through Missouri and found the Ozark... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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Largest natural spring in Missouri averaging a flow of about 286 million gallons of water a day.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“current river” (16 reviews)
“scenic area” (2 reviews)
“saw deer” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Van Buren, MO 63965
+1 573-226-3945
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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

2  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

Thank h_blond2
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Big Springs (Missourians always say it with an 's' even though we know there is only one spring) has not changed in 40 years. It is a beautiful creation and worth the visit.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Big Spring is basically a river gushing out of a subterranean cavern at the base of a cliff. It is the biggest spring in Missouri and one of the biggest in the world. A smaller but still impressive spring is also visible. The spring run...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Spring Flooding has done damage at this park. Dozens of large trees still laying unattended and the pavilion roof caved in. Part of the trail is inaccessible due to fallen rocks. Having said all that, the spring can still be viewed and it is beautiful....More

Thank HunBabe
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice area. It's only a short walk from parking to the spring. There is a playground area and picnic area. There are also bathrooms a bit down the parking lot. You can sit on a bench and look at the water, or walk right up...More

Thank oftheseas
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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 Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
My previous answer was incomplete and thus misleading. Below is what I meant to say: Inside the park, the dining lodge and cabins at Big Spring closed in 2015 for extensive renovations. The repair work is scheduled to... More