Roaring River State Park is Missouri’s greatest hidden gem. Photos will convince you that this little rainbow trout hatchery is somewhere far, far away from the small town of Cassville.
What makes Roaring River so spectacular? Well, let’s ask the official website.
Imagine a place with a cold, spring fed stream that cleanses your soul. A place where you can explore nature with the innocence and wonder of a child, without any of the expectations of an adult. A place with a lush green valley caressed by magnificent hills. A place where you can feel the peacefullness of birds singing and a gentle breeze rustling through the trees. A memory to last for a lifetime….
Imagine no more….
You’ve just entered Roaring River State Park, Missouri’s best kept secret.
Ready to take it all in? I’m here to help! Read on.
Visiting Roaring River State Park
About Roaring River State Park
Roaring River State Park houses a rainbow trout hatchery which attracts anglers every season. In addition, the spring-fed stream exits the limestone from several feet above and it’s incredible to witness.
How to Get to Roaring River State Park
To get to Cassville, many take Hwy 112. Follow signs to the Roaring River Hatchery.
Roaring River State Park Fishing
Missouri’s trout park season is March 1 to October 31. For regulations, visit the official website.
Roaring River State Park Cabins
Visitors have the option to stay at the Emory Melton Inn (which also has an attached restaurant).
For those interested in cabins, the CCC Lodge has a variety of options to suit everyone from individuals to families.
Roaring River State Park Dining
The aforementioned Emory Melton Lodge’s restaurant makes for a fabulous stop for a hearty meal. In addition to standard menu items, there are daily specials and fresh caught fish.
Deer Leap Trail
This is the easiest and shortest trail at Roaring River. It leads to an overlook above the hatchery and spring. It’s a scenic, quick hike that will show you the prettiest parts of the park if you’re short on time.
Roaring River Live Cam
Roaring River Vlog
What to know before you go
Roaring River Photos
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