Mammoth Spring State Park is located only five minutes away. It is Arkansas's largest spring and the second largest spring in the Ozark Mountains. A National Natural Landmark, nine million gallons of water flows from the spring each hour. Forming a scenic 10-acre lake, it then flows south as the Spring River, a popular Ozark trout and float stream. Located near the spring, the park's 1886 Frisco depot will take you back in time to an early 1900s train station, and parked just outside the train station is a Frisco caboose to explore.
You will find a wide variety of interesting and exciting things to do around Thayer, Alton, Hardy, and West Plains in Missouri, and Mammoth Spring in Arkansas.
Some people call Grand Gulf State Park the Little Grand Canyon...some just call it breathtaking. The park is one of the natural wonders of the Ozarks, presenting the most spectacular collapsed cave system in the Ozarks. The "Grand Gulf" stretches for more than a mile between 130-foot high walls. Visitors can view the gulf from trails on top or from the floor where they can walk under the natural bridge, which spans 250 feet with a 75-foot high opening.