Big Spring

Big Spring is the largest spring in Missouri and one of the largest in the world with a daily discharge of 276 million gallons on average.  The spring provides cool water that feeds the Current River. 


From Van Buren, go west on Highway 60. Just after Highway 60 crosses the Current River, head left (south) on Highway 103. Follow Highway 103 south for 4 miles into the Big Spring area of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Follow area signs to the parking lot and trailhead to the spring. The spring and spring run are closed to fishing or swimming. Fishing is allowed on the nearby Current River. The area around the developed facilities and hiking trails are closed to hunting.

For More Information:

Ozark National Scenic Riverways--573-323-4326
Address: PO Box 490, Van Buren, MO 63965
Check out the National Park Service website for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways