Earlier in September I spent a few days in the Current River country in Missouri. This is one of my favorite places in my home state. It is home to the National Park Service's Ozark National Scenic Riverways. One of the most beautiful spots on the river is Blue Springs. While there are a number of springs named "Blue Springs", this one is by far the best. You can access the area by three routes. First you can paddle down the current river to the spring branch, however there is no easy landing place for your canoe or kayak. You can hike about two miles from the Powder Mill campground or you can drive a very rough and very steep road to within a half mile of the spring. It is an amazing place. The spring issues forth from the base of a bluff. The water is indeed cobalt blue due to its depth (over 200 feet) and the mineral content of the water. Best viewing is in the mornind during the summer.
This view is looking downstream towards the Current River.
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