With access to some of the country’s best venues for boating, road and mountain biking, hiking, road touring and more, Eureka Springs is, without a doubt, the place to be this summer. Whether you’re looking for action packed adventure or a quiet, relaxing escape into nature, Eureka Springs definitely offers a healthy mix for every visitor. A perennial favorite summer activity in Eureka Springs is cooling off in the water. Whether you’re in it, on it, or just admiring it, the waterways in and around Eureka Springs are an integral part to an enjoyable summer vacation. This summer, come explore the area’s waterfalls with us. Book your room at our luxurious Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast today.
The Best Waterfalls Near Eureka Springs
The Eureka Springs area has long been a top tourism destination. It’s easy to get here from a variety of places around the country, and there’s an abundance of activities to see and do. Chasing waterfalls is but one of many fun summer activities you can enjoy while in town this summer. Some are easily accessible, but some are off the beaten path and require a bit of effort. If you only have time to cover one of these areas, head to the Buffalo National River. It’s about an hour away from Eureka Springs, but will reward you with an incredible variety of waterfalls and scenic trails. Otherwise, here are ten great waterfalls to see in the Ozarks:
- Black Bass Spillway, a dam that dates to 1894, is one of the oldest dams still standing in the Ozarks. As the headwaters of the West Leatherwood Creek valley tumble over the spillway, it turns into a sparkling cascade. You can drive right up to the falls.
- Tanyard Creek Falls is a 12 foot tall waterfall found along a very scenic trail in Bella Vista off of Lancashire Blvd. Bella Vista is just a scenic 45 minute drive from Eureka Springs.
- Hemmed in Hollow on the Buffalo River is the tallest waterfall between the Appalachians and Rockies. This Waterfall is about 220 feet tall, and it is almost always flowing. The easiest way to access the falls is via floating on the Buffalo River itself, where you’ll find an access trail that can take you the rest of the way. You can also access the falls via a trailhead located near Compton.
- Nearby Hemmed in Hollow, you’ll also find Hideout Hollow on the Buffalo River. It’s certainly one of the prettiest falls in the area. The waterfall drops about 50 feet tall, and is surrounded by gorgeous bluffs and wilderness.
- Twin Falls, also located on the Buffalo National River, is certainly worth seeing. If you’re there at the right time of the year, you may even see three falls instead of two!
- The final one we’ll mention in the Buffalo River area is Eden Falls, located just off the Lost Valley Trail. This waterfall drops from tall, moss-lined rocks and boulders in a beautiful narrow canyon.
- Tea Kettle Falls is a 46 foot tall waterfall, and it pours through a hole in the rock that the water has created over many years. It’s best during high water season.
- Eagle’s Nest Falls, a 41 foot tall waterfall, pours into a grotto from the Kings River.
- Kings River Falls is reached after a relatively easy 2 mile hike.
- Like the Black Bass Spillway, the dam at Lake Leatherwood also creates a beautiful waterfall worth seeing, especially as you’re exploring the magnificent Lake Leatherwood City Park.
Enjoy a day in Eureka Springs’ great outdoors, while seeking some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state of Arkansas. All of this and more is at your fingertips, when you stay at our charming Bed and Breakfast in the Ozarks.