Alcove Spring


Posted: August 3, 2019

Category: Kansas, View All

1834 E River Road
Blue Springs, KS 66411
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Alcove Springs was a popular stop along the Oregon Trail near Independence Crossing in Marshall County, Kansas.  Travelers along the trail gave the springs its name.  The words ‘Alcove Springs’ were carved into the hard limestone cliff by travelers along with their names and dates they passed by the spring.   The spring is located about four miles north of Blue Rapids, Kansas in a public park.


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