Unfortunately for Missouri, and many other southern states,  places with crystal clear blue water aren't always right around the corner. Traveling to a gorgeous tropical island isn't always in the budget either, even for those willing to travel far to experience stunning turquoise water. On the upside for Missourians, there's a spot in the state's Ozark National Scenic Riverways that is home to Missouri's Blue Spring, a hidden solution to your blue water needs.

Blue Spring at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri is a hidden gem for those looking for a tropical paradise near home.

Whether you're from the Show-Me State or are planning a trip sometime soon, there's plenty to be seen and this spot should undoubtedly be at the top of your list.

Not only will you be greeted by one Blue Spring, but there'll be two nearby for your viewing pleasure.

According to its website, the Native Americans who originated in the area nicknamed it "Spring of the Summer Sky," which is the most enchanting nickname you'll likely ever come across in Missouri.

The Blue Spring on the Current River is the more popular of the two, and is over 310 feet deep!

Who knows, maybe there are mermaids living down there with how beautiful the water is.

Its depth makes it one of the deepest in the entire U.S., so the opportunity to see it for yourself is one you can't pass up.

For directions on how to locate the spring, you can visit their website here to avoid getting lost in this beautiful area of Missouri.

Though, getting lost may not be such a bad thing.

Blue Spring

Price: 💸

Address: County Rd. 60-221, Ellsinore, MO

Why You Need To Go: You'll be amazed by the color of the water and it's quite unlikely you'll ever see anything like it again.

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