Alcove Springs, a popular stop on the Oregon Trail in Marshall County Kansas was near Independence Crossing. Named by travelers on the trail, the springs were given their name. The name 'Alcove Springsâ€™ was carved into the limestone cliff by travelers, along with the names of those who had passed by the spring. The spring is situated in a national park, approximately four miles north from Blue Rapids.
1869, W River Rd, Waterville, KS 66548, US