On our last day on Beaver Lake we took a short scenic drive to Blue Spring the one we planned to see yesterday but because of the storm missed it.
I already mentioned the beauty of the Ozark Mountains but driving the scenic routes makes it difficult for the driver to really see the whole scope of this magnificent panorama,so on the way we did some stops and that is that we saw.
The Beaver lake , the dam and the C.G we stayed seen on the left side of the right picture.
The Blue Spring is currently privately own and charges 9.75$ entry fee,it is the largest spring in North West Arkansas pumping 38 Million gallons of pure water daily into the White River.
In March 1839 Blue Spring was a stop over on the Trail of Tears for the Cherokee people on their march from Echoto , Georgia and some of the the shelters can still be seen.
In mid 1840’s Blue Spring mill was built 300 feet downstream and was powered by the water,but in was burned during the civil war and replaced in 1903 by a new mill which was a combination of a saw,grist flour mill.
We will be leaving Beaver Lake C.O.E C.G tomorrow to Jasper area which is “loaded” accordingly to the internet with waterfalls,I do hope we will see WATER running in them and not hear again “there was a poor rainy season ,so…”
All the best.