hiking

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dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

forest

birding

nature trips

walking

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.

scenic driving
5 days ago

New road surface makes traveling this scenic drive a little easier on the unpaved section. Plenty of side trails to walk or 4wheel. And when you get to highway turn toward Eagle Rock and check out the New Mexican restaurant across the bridge and close to Dollar General. Not a drive for low to the ground vehicles or cars with "city tires" this is a rough riding road and no facilities. A few really nice openings to view the Ozark mountains. One with old picnic tables and a place to pull off and rest from bouncing down the road. It's s fun drive always something to see and leaves are starting to change colors.

Beautiful trail. A nice short trail that is very scenic. Many bluffs surround the trail that make for great pictures. Would like to do it again when the leaves are off the trees.

on Devil's Kitchen Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Good trail! very short though. nice scenery of the trout hatchery below!

amazing trail! fairly challenging...and very scenic! nice caves and has a small waterfall also!

hiking
21 days ago

great trail! pretty scenic! fairly challenging terrain at times. perfect distance hike!

Short hike with a few rock outcroppings that are interesting, but nothing extraordinary.

on Devil's Kitchen Trail

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike but its an uphill climb so be prepared. Nice caves, bluffs and springs. Before you hike pick up a map at the nature center that tells about the numbered sites as well as the other trails at the park. Very well marked and easy to follow.

on Deer Leap Trail

1 month ago

Great trail with kids. Great view.

Re-hiked this trail with grand kids. Good intro hike, some nice rock formations

Nice hike but be careful on down slope. Can get tricky. No major views in early September when I hiked but good wooded hike. Enjoy.

Great hike. A bit slipping with Pepe's at spots. In the winter the view from the fire tower might be good, but even so, a hike I would do again. Great late summer wild flowers at spots.

Beautiful hike! We enjoyed the different elevation and views. Will definitely go again.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

nice trail with a good variation but bring a stick to clear spiders from blocking the trail