dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips


With its narrow valley, rugged, mountainlike terrain and deep blue spring, Roaring River State Park is breathtaking. Roaring River is known for its premier trout fishing. Young and old alike will enjoy feeding and watching the fish in the spring pool or taking a tour of the trout hatchery. Other park features include a swimming pool, shaded picnic area and store. Explore the natural wonders of the park on one of seven trails totaling over 10 miles. Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center exhibits interpretive displays and park naturalists present programs on the park's natural history. Overnight guests have a variety of options. Campers will find 187 campsites ranging from basic to electric hookup. The elegant Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center features 26 guest rooms, a restaurant, gift shop and meeting rooms. Twenty-six secluded, rustic cabins with kitchens are perfect for families. Reservations for the inn and cabins are required. Whether coming to fish, hike or relax by the pool, Roaring River State Park has something for everyone that will whet their appetite to return again and again.

It was a nice hike

really loved this trail very pretty

loved that the fire tower is there to climb really nice hike

10 days ago

14 days ago

scenic driving
21 days ago

Pleasant drive through Ozark hill country. Many recreational opportunities along the way. hiking, fishing, camping, etc. Roaring River State park is a premier trout fishing park.

Great trail, short and sweet with a lot of cool sites to see.

26 days ago

A short trail up by the hatchery. Nice view from the top.

Nice area, limestone bluffs, quaint tourist cottages. A couple of good cafes in Cassville.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike! great elevation, beautiful flowers, little cave like overhangs....beautiful!

2 months ago

5 months ago

Skip it. Nothing to justify taking this 'trail' that is not much more than a game trail that ends after about a quarter mile and one is then left to bushwack...which would be okay if there was something truly worthwhile to get to...but there is no reason for doing so. Much better vistas can be found from the highways and farm roads, not to mention other trails in RRSP. If you do go, from the parking just off 86, the road to the left is private - all you will get from taking it is a very short out-n-back. The 'trail' is to the right and is only passable for about a quarter mile before disappearing into brush - and we went in December. I can't imagine bothering to hack through this in the spring/summer. Would have given it 0 stars if that was possible.

fantastic trail with all the fall colors in november!

This is a 2.75 mile hike. We have hiked it many times. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Dog friendly (on leash). We have seen many eagles while hiking there. Note during nesting scene this trail closes at 3:00 pm .

Beautiful, well maintained. Challenging steady elevation at times. Pretty bluffs. Will hike again.

Great hike... lost the trail at the end.

7 months ago

This was a great challenging little trail, with a lot of fun things to see along the way. Would go again for sure!

Enjoyed it