Blue Spring

Blue Spring

Blue Spring

A large, beautiful, undisturbed spring and spring branch with associated aquatic plants and animals surrounded by forest in the Current River Hills region of the Ozarks. The Osage Indians reportedly called this spring “Spring of the Summer Sky.” Spring water is actively dissolving away limestone and or dolomite as it moves through the earth. Springs are actually excavating new caves through this process. This dissolved limestone and or dolomite, along with the influence of the spring’s depth and the blue of the sky, impart the blue color of the spring.

EMINENCE WEATHER

Did You Know?

The surrounding area was used for a lodge and retreat until 1960 when it was sold to the Conservation Department.

Directions to Blue Spring

From Eminence head east on Highway 106 for 16 miles and turn right (south) on an unmarked gravel road. Follow this rugged gravel road (CR 535) for three miles (stay to the right at the “Y”) through National Park Service lands to the Blue Spring parking area. From the Blue Spring parking area, follow a short 0.25 mile trail to the spring.

ADDRESS

County Rd 535, Ellington, MO 63638

PHONE NUMBERS

573-323-4236
573-290-5730

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