(Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri)
There are two Blue Springs of note in Mark Twain National Forest; the better known is the
90-million gallon per day spring that feeds the Current River and is the state’s
deepest and bluest spring. This environmentally sensitive area forbids swimming.
The better choice for your water-loving dog is the Blue Spring on the North
Fork White River, 16 miles west of West Plains. A scenic half-mile loop from
the campground leads to the oval natural spring nestled in a dramatic rock
amphitheater. It averages a flow of seven million gallons per day of cold clear
water. If your dog is feeling frisky after a dip in the 57-degree water he can tackle
the Devil’s Backbone Trail in this wilderness area.
Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri
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