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Missouri
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Missouri State Parks

USA Parks
Missouri
Southeast Region
Big Spring
Big Spring Spring Mist © Firefly Creek
The humidity and warmth create a misty fog eminating off the Spring that travels the distance of the tributary to the Current River during the Summer months.
Big Spring Big Springs with Caves © Ken Robinson
Taken July 17th, 2007
Big Spring Behind Big Spring in Nov 2011 © Dr. Pete Emmons
This photograph was taken in Nov 2011 from just within the walls behind Big Spring.
Big Spring The Cave © Jerald Schutjer
The cave at Big Springs.
Big Spring AT THE SPRING © Jerald Schutjer
Looking out from the spring.
Big Spring Woodchuck © Firefly Creek
This woodchuck let me get so close it was unbelievable, then I got so excited my focus was off but I thought Id share anway.
Big Spring Deer Looking at You © Firefly Creek
They kept coming over, a few at a time until there were so many they would not all fit in the camera shot I needed a panaramic lense.
Big Spring Shadey Haven © Firefly Creek
The humidity and the warmth create a natural mist rising off the cool Spring. Gentle breezes against the water in the shade make it an ideal respite.
Big Spring © Firefly Creek
Big Spring © Mark Manis
Big Spring © Mark Manis
Big Spring © Mark Manis
Big Spring © Mark Manis
Big Spring © Mark Manis
Big Spring Deer A Grazing © Firefly Creek
These deer kept increasing a few at a time within a few minutes they were foraging and just in time when I arrived.
Big Spring Big Springs Path © Firefly Creek
This is the flow of Big Spring overlooking the bridge toward the south. The dolomite limestone underground karst gives the water its beautiful aqua blue color.
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring Big Springs with snow © Carol Cotter
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
Big Spring © Lori ODell
BIG SPRING
BIG SPRING
The name says it all. Big Spring is indeed a big spring and the biggest in Missouri in terms of average daily discharge with some 276 million gallons of cool spring water (58 degrees Fahrenheit) flowing from it each day. This is one of the largest springs in the world. A dye-trace study has showed that dye introduced into a losing stream 39.5 miles away (near Mountain View) was detected at Big Spring 16 days later. This is the longest distance groundwater trace in the U.S. Large springs such as this depend on large areas of karst landscape to recharge them. The spring is at least 80 feet deep based on research dives.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 25 USE TO WORK THERE by SHARON CLARK
I use to work there as a maintenance worker and I enjoyed it. I had worked on a program that was like seasonal. I got to meet a lot of people there. I am from here and have been all my life.
November 2 Old tales> by Nancy
My grandfather told me that long ago the springs came off from the top of the mountain!!
August 23
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