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A Gem in the Ozarks

A May 1999 trip to Thayer by bonrae

Quote: There are several natural wonders to visit in this tiny Ozarks area. If you are traveling on Highway 63, don't miss this place!

A Gem in the Ozarks

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Overview

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Go to the Grand Gulf State Park. It is a small canyon with a natural bridge. This is a good place to picnic and hike. When the area gets plenty of rain, there is a river running at the bottom. Another interesting area is the Mammoth Spring State Park, located two miles south of Thayer on the Arkansas side of the state line. The Mammoth Spring is one of the largest freshwater springs in the world.Quick Tips: Rent a cabin on the Mammoth Spring River, fish for trout and catfish, go canoeing or camping. Be sure to get an Arkansas State fishing license if you're going to fish. Best Way To Get Around: The windy, hilly, streets of Thayer are great for walking if you are in good shape...Read More

Fred's Fish House

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Restaurant

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This place is located two miles south of Thayer in Mammoth Spring (sometimes called "Mammoth Springs") Arkansas. This restaurant claims to have the best catfish in Arkansas and no one has ever argued with that. Fresh catfish fillets are deep fried so quickly that the cornmeal batter is seared crunchy on the outside, leaving the fish inside light and flaky. Although the fillets are fried, they don't leave you with a heavy "fried fish" taste in your mouth. An all-you-can-eat meal is under $10 and comes with catfish, slaw, hush puppies and plenty of pickled green tomatoes. If you've never had these tomatoes, they taste very similar to bread and butter pickles - sweet and sour with a littl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 23, 2000

Fred's Fish House
207 Main Street
Thayer, Missouri 72554
(870) 625-7551

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bonrae

bonrae
Orlando, Florida