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Bluff Springs National Recreation Area


Bluff Springs is a partially developed picnic and dispersed camping area nestled next to the waterfalls of the same name. A short trail exists just beyond the bridge that takes visitors up and over the waterfall. There is also a well-established trail, the Willie White Spur, that follows an old railroad grade to the east.

The campground is located at 8,100-foot elevation. It offers tent camping anywhere in its grassy meadows, and trailers and RVs can park just off the road. in the meadow area, or in any available campsite there is, it can get muddy if it rains. There are chemical toilets, but no water. Occupancy is on a first-come, first-served basis with no reservations accepted. The campground is open year-round.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about Bluff Springs National Recreation Area

While Bluff Spring Falls can freeze over during the cold winter months, it can be overrun with lush green grass and colorful flowers during spring.

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