Blue Spring

(Ellington to Eminence MO)
Part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways …

In the morning, I hiked a trail from the campground 2 1/2 miles round trip following the Current River to Blue Spring. Sometimes it was hard to see the path in the dense woods. At other times, it was just one step from slipping into the river.

Blue Spring

Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Blue Spring

The spring pooled up at the base of a cliff, with a rich blue color from minerals in the rock. 87 million gallons per day pushes up and flows a short distance into the river. There were upper and lower platforms for viewing the pretty scene.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Blue Spring Flowing Out

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Blue Spring

I arrived back at the camp soaking wet. Not from sweat, although it was 80° and 80% humidity; but rather, from the damp weeds crowding the way. It would have been nice to have had a machete. A cold shower and a cup of ice cream offered relief.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Current River

My campsite backed up to the Current River, with shade trees all around. Since it was the middle of September, only one other camper was in the small campground and he was using a tent.

Camp: Powder Mill CG-ONSR drycamp
Scene: Spring, river, trail

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4 Responses to Blue Spring

  1. Terri Reed October 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    I paddled the beautiful Current River last month, and you’re right about those springs, just beautiful clear cold water, amazing! See my post

    • Pleinguy October 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

      We might have been there at the same time in September. The day after I visited Jacks Fork, the whole area was flooded and evacuated.

  2. Martha October 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    My granddaughter just spent about 10 days with a friend in the Ozarks, hiking, biking, rafting, tent camping, etc. She loved it. I have always wanted to go to the Ozarks but have never made it so far. Maybe someday.

    • Pleinguy October 15, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      Those are the things that attract many folks. For me, it was nature, the springs and wild rivers.

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