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Dripping Springs Trail at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK


Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK


The Dripping Springs Trail and Waterfall is located at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK which is located in the the Northeast part of the state. The parks main attraction is the 77 foot waterfall along the Dripping Springs Trail is a really easy 1.3 mile loop trail that is perfect for all ages and also features other beautiful sites such as a winding creek, caves, bluffs, dam waterfall, bridges, picnic areas, etc.
Other trails in the park include, Bear Trail, Ghost Coon Trail, and Fox Den Trail--all totaling about 4 miles of great hiking!


I visited the park with my mom and the boys on a gorgeous November Saturday morning after a few days of good rain. Because we live in the extreme Northwest part of Arkansas, it only took about 45 minutes to get to the park. Now that we know about this place we'll definitely be returning here to check out the other trails and maybe plan a camping trip here. It's a really nice small state park with great amenities! 



view from the parking area near the trailhead. 




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK






Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK








Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK






Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK







Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK




Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK



Dripping Springs Trail & Waterfall at Natural Falls State Park in Colcord, OK





More pics from our trip

beautiful fall color near Gentry, AR on the way to OK!


Gentry Safari Zoo is located in Gentry so while passing through we spotted some 
camels grazing near the fence line on the outskirts of the park. 



Me and a few of my favorite hiking buddies! 

Basic Info
Directions:  Arkansas and Oklahoma border, take hwy 59 west out of West Sialom Springs a couple miles to park signage, turn south to entry. From Tulsa, OK, take 412 East towards Siloam Springs. At end of turnpike take N4680 Road to the south (right). You will see park on the southeast corner at the stop sign.

Trail Length: 1.3 mile loop

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate. 

Features: waterfalls, creek, caves, bluffs, etc. 

Day use fee: $4 for non campers




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2 comments:

  1. Hi Jessie,

    Great site! I want to go to every one of these swimming holes! For someone who has never been to the Ozarks and is passing through on I-40, what would you recommend? We have 2 nights for camping and one full day for hiking and hitting swimming holes. We have a dog who can do up to 7-8 miles of hiking. Can be in OK or AR.

    Thanks much for any insights!
    Mike

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    1. Hi Mike! Well, if you'll be on the 40, there's a few places near Van Buren that are awesome...the Natural Dam Waterfall and swimming hole http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2015/07/natural-dam-waterfall-swimming-hole-Arkansas.html, and there is also a few other swimming holes near there. I haven't written about them yet but if you google the "Lee Creek Bridge" in Chester, AR. It'll show up on Google Maps. It's a local favorite plus it's only 20 minutes from the Natural Dam Waterfall. If your going through OK, a stop here at Natural Falls is a must especially since it's so easily accessible and then a stop at the Bathtub Rocks in Talehquah, OK would be awesome too! http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2015/07/the-bathtub-rocks-in-tahlequah-ok.html. Keep in mind though that it's been pretty dry here lately, but the places that i've mentioned may still have some water flow to make the drives worth it. If you guys don't have a camping spot in mind already, i'd recommend Devil's Den! There's some great hiking there as well and Lee Creek runs through it. It's also not too far from the other places I've mentioned. I hope you guys have a great time!

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Hey there, thanks for stopping by! I'd love hearing from you, so If you have any questions, interests, or know of a neat place we should visit feel free to let me know! May your adventures be many :)

-Jessie

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