Back during Iron Springsthe depression President Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps. This federal agency gathered young men into work camps and sent them to various parts of the country to build projects. Some forty boys from Missourri were sent here to a place none of them could find on any map. They built, among other things, this.

This spring box protects Iron Springs, and when they named it Iron Springs, they weren't kidding around. This water tastes like it's been sitting in a brake drum in the yard for a week. You might notice a redish brown stain where the water leaves the spring box. That's iron oxide precipitated right out of the water, and it sits about a quarter of an inch deep at the source.

Find Iron Springs 25 miles north of Hot Springs on highway 7.

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