I was hiking and saw this spider in the mouth of a cave in the Ozarks in Arkansas (USA). I believe it is some kind of wolf spider. I have never seen a spider in the wild this large, except for tarantulas in Texas (USA). The approximate size from the tip of back leg to front was 7-8 inches. It was bigger then my hand and I am 6'1" tall man. The spider did not have anything to reference size and did not want get too close, though I am sure it was harmless. I can go back to cave and take same picture holding a ruler to the rock if needed.
I believe my initial guess was off mark. I am thinking this may be a fishing spider. I only say this due to it being on a vertical surface and having banded/striped legs. I have never heard of one attaining this size before. Any info on this spider is greatly appreciated.