Big Spring Campground is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Van Buren, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Big Spring Campground are full service for fee facilities located at the largest spring in the United States. Miles of trail to explore. 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.