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Mammoth Spring in Fulton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mammoth Spring

National Natural Landmark

 
 
Mammoth Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2021
1. Mammoth Spring Marker
Inscription.  
Mammoth Spring
has been designated a

National
Natural Landmark


This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the Nation's natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man’s environment
1990
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Natural Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 36° 29.75′ N, 91° 32.105′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 63 and Main Street (State Route 9), on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the north wall of the Mammoth Spring State Park Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 US Highway 63, Mammoth Spring AR 72554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Development of Mammoth Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); What Am I Standing On?
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dam Site #1 and Mammoth Spring Milling Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Soldier's Reunion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arkansas-Missouri Power Company (about 400 feet away); The Inspiration for The Grand Ole Opry (about 500 feet away); Civil War in Fulton County / Action at Salem (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Spring.
 
Regarding Mammoth Spring. National Register of Historic Places #09000512; listed as Mammoth Spring Dam and Lake.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mammoth Spring State Park
 
Also see . . .
1. Mammoth Spring State Park.
Originating in the park, Mammoth Spring averages a flow rate of 9,780,000 US gallons per hour of 58 °F water. Rainfall in southern Missouri percolates into the ground, flows through Grand Gulf State Park and reemerges as Mammoth Spring in Arkansas.
Mammoth Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2021
2. Mammoth Spring Marker
(marker is mounted on north wall of the Mammoth Spring State Park Welcome Center)
(Submitted on February 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Mammoth Spring State Park.
A National Natural Landmark, Mammoth Spring is one of the world’s largest springs with nine million gallons of water flowing hourly. It forms a 10-acre lake then runs southward as the Spring River, a famous Ozark trout and float stream. Remnants of a mill and hydroelectric plant are part of Mammoth Spring’s history. The park also features an 1886 Frisco train depot and museum. Adding to the things to do here are a playground, picnic area, baseball field, walking trail, Arkansas Welcome Center, and gift shop.
(Submitted on February 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Mammoth Spring.
Mammoth Spring is a large, first magnitude karst spring that arises in the Ozark Plateau within the state of Arkansas. It is the largest spring in Arkansas and the third-largest spring within the Ozark Plateau region behind Big Spring and Greer Spring. Mammoth Spring is the seventh-largest natural spring in the world.
(Submitted on February 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mammoth Spring State Park Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2021
3. Mammoth Spring State Park Welcome Center
(marker is visible on north/left wall)
Mammoth Spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2021
4. Mammoth Spring
(about 200 yards north of marker)
Mammoth Spring Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2021
5. Mammoth Spring Dam
(about 60 yards south of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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