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North America > United States of America > South (United States of America) > Arkansas > Ozarks (Arkansas) > Mammoth Spring (Arkansas)

Mammoth Spring

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Mammoth Spring is in the Ozarks region of Arkansas.

Get in[edit]

Most visitors arrive by car on U.S. Hwy 63, from Hardy, Arkansas or Thayer, Missouri. State Highway 9 from Salem, Arkansas also gains access.

Small airports are located in nearby Thayer, Missouri and Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Mammoth Spring located in Mammoth Spring State Park is one of the word's largest freshwater springs and one of the most easily accessible. The spring and waterfall are a great place to stop and stretch your legs or take a much needed rest while traveling.
  • Spring River is one of the most popular float streams in the state due to its constant water levels and temperatures.

Do[edit]

  • Visit Mammoth Spring State Park has a walkng trail, playground, picnic tables and pavilions and a tourist information center.
  • Paddle, raft, or tube the spring-fed Spring River.
  • Fishing for trout, walleye, or smallmouth bass on the cool Spring River.
  • Stay at a campground along the Spring River.
  • Shop for antiques.

Buy[edit]

Groceries, gas, and necessities are not available in Mammoth Spring, but available just over the state line in Thayer, Missouri.

Several antique stores and flea markets are located in Mammoth Spring.

Eat[edit]

  • Fred's Fish House, 215 Main Between 2nd. & North 3rd Street, +1 870 625-7551. One of the region's most famous restaurants known for excellent catfish and hushpuppiles. The Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain dined at Fred's during his episode featuring the Ozarks.
  • Wood's Riverbend Restaurant, Main Street, +1 870 625-9357. Is located on the grounds of the former Nettleton Hotel, is a popular restaurant overlooking the Spring River and mill dam waterfall at Mammoth Spring State Park
  • La Pastorella, 355 Main Street, +1 870 625-3000. A unique dining experience.
  • Spring Dipper, US 63 South, +1 870 625-1000. Best ice cream anywhere!

Drink[edit]

  • Mammoth Spring is located in a dry county. Alcoholic beverages for outdoor recreation or camping must be purchased in nearby Thayer, Missouri or Hardy, Arkansas. Plan ahead.
  • The Beverage Shoppe, US Hwy 63, +1 417 264-3118. Locally owned package store providing all your float trip and hunting camp needs.

Sleep[edit]

  • Mammoth Spring Lodge Motel, U.S. 63 South, +1 417 264-3888. Accommodations near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
  • Riverview Motel, 423 U.S. 63, +1 870 625-3218. Accommodations overlooking Spring River in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

Campgrounds, Canoe Rentals, and Fishing Guides[edit]

  • Spring River Flies and Guides. Is Springs River's primary flyfishing guide service and operates a retail shop a few miles south on U.S. Highway 63.
  • Mammoth Spring Canoe Rental. Is the nearest canoe rental to town and allows easy, paved, highway access.
  • Mammoth Spring Campground. Is a friendly campground within walking distance of Mammoth Spring State Park and the shops and restaurants on Main Street.
  • Many Islands Canoe Rental
  • Riverbend Campground
  • Riverside Resort
  • Spring River Oaks

Go next[edit]

Routes through Mammoth Spring
Jefferson CityWest Plains  N US 63.svg S  HoxieJonesboro


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