POINTS OF INTEREST – 2
From the last 2-car ferry in Missouri to a viewing platform suspended above an underground lake, there’s several interesting places to visit.
- Trailhead for North Fork section of the Ozark Trail
- Missouri Children’s Forest
- Blue Hole reached by trail
13 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north. In 2 miles, turn left on Highway 14 and go 9.5 miles then turn right on AP Highway. The entrance to Blue Hole will be on the left in less than 2 miles.
- Viewing platform is 100 feet above the lake
- Lake is 80 feet deep and holds about 22 million gallons of water
This “karst window” was formed when the roof of a huge cavern, containing an underground lake, collapsed.
79 miles From West Plains
Take Highway 63 north toward Willow Springs. Just before Willow Springs, take Highway 60 east toward Mountain View. After Mountain View, turn left on Highway 17. Stay on Highway 17 for 13 miles to Summersville. At Summersvile, turn right on Highway 106. In 7 miles, stay straight to continue on D Highway. In 9 miles, turn left on Highway 19. In 17.5 miles, turn left on KK Highway. In 2 miles, turn left on Devil’s Well Road. Devil’s Well will be ahead in 2 miles.