# Current river
Explore Big Spring: one of the largest springs in the world is located in Missouri
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Big Spring is the largest spring in Missouri and one of the largest in the world. The springs have a "daily discharge of 276 million gallons on average." Big Spring is inside the boundaries of Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and about four miles from Van Buren, Missouri.
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The Big Spring Historic District nestled in Carter County, Missouri is also a national historic district
Big Spring Lodge at the Big Spring Historic District, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri.National Park Service, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. The conservation of Big Spring, one of the largest springs in America, and the surrounding 3,966 acre cultural landscape in Ozark National Scenic Riverways continues to support recreational use and public enjoyment. (Source.)
Van Buren, MO2022-10-10
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