On our way out of Missouri on November 17, we made a brief stop at Mammoth Springs State Park which features Arkansas’s largest spring and the second largest spring in the Ozark Mountains. This spring flows nine million gallons of water hourly. The area around the spring is very beautiful. We enjoyed watching breeds of ducks and geese that we don’t have in Michigan. I think they were a little disappointed in us as we didn’t have any treats for them.
We also got a bit of a Science lesson as we studied the source and flow of the spring. We also toured the remains of a mill and hydroelectric plant and saw how water is used to make electricity.
Mammoth Springs was our first stop in Arkansas. It was a great introduction to a beautiful state!