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James Baughn

Mammoth Spring: Only 500 feet from Missouri

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 2:34 PM


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  • If you havn't been to Mammoth Springs its worth the trip. It is just beautiful and the town has lots of history and some great antique shops.

    There is an old train depot museum and a fish hatchery. Well worth the trip. Around 3 hours from Cape. Great motorcycle trip. We stopped for a swim in the eleven point just west of Doniphan

    on the way down. Nice bath houses for changing clothes.

    -- Posted by GREYWOLF on Wed, Jul 29, 2009, at 7:30 AM
  • Many years ago during the summers when I was 7,8 and 9, my family camped the whole summer at a place called Many Islands. It is located approx. 10 miles down Spring River from Mammoth Springs. We would float, swin and trout fish in the cold water of Spring River all day long. My father died the next spring when I was 10 yeaars old and I did not make it back to Many Islands for many years. Most of my fondest memories as a kid was fishing and swimming in Spring River. My dad once caught a 7+pound rainbow that for some time was a record size for that part of the river. Bob Taylor, son of Mr. Taylor that owned Many Islands, layed down on the waterfalls to help my dad net that fish. I have been to alot of neat places here in Missouri and in other states, but nothing will ever top Spring River in this ol boys young heart. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

    -- Posted by Hatrack on Wed, Jul 29, 2009, at 11:25 PM
  • We go to Mammoth Springs every few months to trout fish and just relax. It is really nice there. We always stay at Riverside Resort. Very nice place right on the river with nice cabins and beautiful scenery.

    -- Posted by foreman on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 1:15 AM
  • We took this tour last Friday and it was great. We started at Alley Springs then Falling Springs, Grand Gulf and ended at Mammoth Springs. As noted earlier it was hard to see the canyon at Grand Gulf this time of year because of foliage but we plan on going back in the fall.

    We took hwy 60 on the way but returned the back way through Doniphan. It you haven't been you need to plan this trip, it wasn't crowded and the scenic drive was a bonus.

    -- Posted by Bill C on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 1:38 PM