There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In Arkansas
As far as lakes go, Mirror Lake is tiny. It’s only three acres, but it may just be the prettiest three acres in the Natural State. Mirror Lake is the result of the damming of Blanchard Springs, which means the lake is constantly spring fed by the cool 58 degree water flowing from the gorgeous Blanchard Springs Caverns. The dam, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, provides a beautiful two-tiered waterfall that’s absolutely stunning. In addition to being a breathtakingly beautiful spot, the lake is also a rainbow trout haven. It’s pretty much the prettiest place in Arkansas to spend an afternoon.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Look at this cool walkthrough footage of the lake:
If you’re into incredibly clear lakes, check out this post on Arkansas’s most pristine lake.
For more fun you can have in the town closest to this wonder, go here.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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