Lake (Radio) Springs Park

Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri


An acreage southwest Nevada was found to have a large Artesian Well that produced enough sulfur water to form a lake. It soon became one of Nevada's biggest tourist attractions. The park became so popular that Street cars took visitors there.

In 1892 the park was named Lake Park Springs. Before 1908 it was renamed Radio Springs Park

In 1910, the springs were sold and given to the Weltmer Institute with plans to make it a health spa.

Bathers in Lake Lincoln in1912. A 1908 post card carries this message:

"We are in camp and having a real good time. The air is so fresh and pure. The water fine, have been in bathing twice. There are several families out here in camp. Wish you could join us for it is surely a pretty spot. Alice"

Lake Spring, Lake Park Springs

Souvenir from Lake Park

Enlargement of above bowl.

Reference: Sterett, Betty. 1985. Scenes from the Past.

Here is a real photo of what I believe is Lake Springs Park shared by Jack and Mary Helen Allen. This photos would be pre-1901.

Below are four scans of some real photos that I purchased in 2005. The quality is not great and I have darkened them as best I can. The fourth one is particularly interesting I think.

The lake and the gazebo.

Nice facilities.

Real photos of the boulders and another gazebo.

The photo below is the best one of all because it shows the train arriving along the side of the lake.

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Post cards from the Lyndon Irwin collection.