Blanchard Springs Caverns



Blanchard Springs Caverns

NF 54 Forest Road 1110A
Fifty Six, AR 72533

Phone:

(870) 757-2211

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Stalactites at Blanchard Springs Caverns
Pictures Courtesy of
Ozark National Forest
Blanchard Springs Caverns are a popular day trip with visitor to the Scenic 14/Lower Buffalo River region.

The caverns are a three-level cave system. There are 2 main guided tours. The Dripstone Trail has avoidable stairs making it accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
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Dripstone Trail -- .5 miles
This shorter, easier trail takes you almost half a mile one-way through the Caverns. Difficulty: Easy  1 hour

Discovery Trail  -- 1.2 miles, 700 stair steps
Open June-August. This trail explores the middle level of the Caverns system. Difficulty: Strenuous. 1.5 hours

Discovery Trail in the Dark Headlamp Tours
September through May.  Last part of the Discovery Trail with the cave lights off. Visitors supplied with helmets and headlamps are led by Forest Service guides. Difficulty: Moderate. 1.5 hours

Wild Cave Tour
An introduction to off trail caving in a structured environment. The newest of the Caverns tours takes visitors to the undeveloped sections of the middle level. Call for details.  Difficulty: Strenuous  5 hours
Inside Blanchard Springs Caverns
Stalagtites
People in cavern
flowstone
Cave wall
Map to Blanchard Springs Cavern