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Big Spring Park

Big Spring Park has been a staple for fun in Cotter since it was found in the late 19th century.  Today, it is used by many for swimming, relaxing, playing in the park, festivals, events, picnics and boat ramp launching.  Big Spring  pumps thousands of gallons of cool spring water up from the ground creating a pool for kids to rope swing into and adults to soak comfortably in the hot summer sun.  Big Spring trickles downstream about 3/4 of a mile until it reaches the White River and this stretch of water provides an excellent catch and release area for children under the age of 16 to try their hand at learning the art of fly fishing.  The Park itself rests just underneath the historic Cotter bridge and has a baseball diamond, sand volleyball court, playground, resting benches, a pavillion, plenty of river frontage to relax by and a 2 mile hiking trail along the river.   The park is the perfect family atmosphere for both young and old as it provides a place for our local citizens and travellers alike an exciting place to wash away the worries of the hustle and bustle of life.