Alley Spring and Mill

A blue pool of water with a bright red tree story structure across from vantage point
Alley Mill and Spring is an iconic feature of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Trailhead

Alley Mill built in 1894 is said to be one of the most photographed in the world. Alley Spring which used to power the mill is one of largest fresh water springs in the state and remains 57 degrees year round. The deep dark blue hue of the water can be attributed to the mineral content from dissolved dolomite bedstone. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Last updated: March 18, 2021