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You Have to See Mirror Lake in Arkansas to Believe it!

Mirror Lake near Mountain View Arkansas is one of those unforgettable places that makes you feel like you have transported to a fantasy land.

Mirror Lake is constantly fed by the cool waters flowing from Blanchard Springs Caverns. In fact, the incoming water is a steady 58 degrees. That makes Mirror Lake a haven for rainbow trout. Some of the best trout fishing in Arkansas is in this area!

Mirror Lake in Mountain View, Arkansas
Mirror Lake in Mountain View, Arkansas. Mike Norton/Creative Commons

Although this lake is quite small at only 3 acres, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Arkansas.

Mirror Lake definitely looks like a mirror!
This lake definitely looks like a mirror! Dave Thomas/Creative Commons

Mirror Lake was created during the 1930s when the Civilian Conservation Corps built a beautiful stone and concrete Dam.

photo of Mirror Lake Dam
Mirror Lake Dam is a sight to behold. AR Nature Gal/Creative Commons

Things to Do Near Mirror Lake

Many people enjoy hiking the Mirror Lake Trail because it is relatively short and ends with a beautiful view. In fact, the Mirror Lake Trail is only 0.9 miles long and is good for all skill levels.

Don’t miss the nearby Blanchard Springs Caverns and the Beautiful Gunner Pool Recreation Area. Adventures abound in this area of Arkansas including the ADVENTUROUS ATV Trails near Mountain View!

“The Blanchard Springs Recreation Area offers a rich outdoor experience. Stroll on the paved trail to where Blanchard Springs gushes as a waterfall from the hillside. Swim in the clear waters of the North Sylamore Creek. Hike into the Ozark woods for an hour or a weekend. Try your luck catching rainbow trout from Mirror Lake, an accessible facility.” source

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