Roaring River State Park

Roaring River State Park, Cassville: Address, Phone Number, Roaring River State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Roaring River State Park
4.5
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Fight trophy trout in one of the most breathtaking settings imaginable at Roaring River State Park. The park contains one of the premier trout fisheries in the nation, stocked each night. The natural setting – towering hills above a deep blue spring -- provides a scenic backdrop to adventures. Seven trails cut through the parks rugged terrain, and lodging options from campsites to cabins make Roaring River a place to experience a unique slice of Missouri.
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vintagegreenjeans
Port Isabel, TX55 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We always love Roaring River State Park. We usually would stay in a campground in our RV. This quick trip, decided to try out the renovated historical CCC Lodge.
We stayed in #42, which is a one bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, balcony, fireplace. It also contains a fold-down bed in the living room.
The renovations were very nice.The unit was clean and comfortable although the bed was a bit hard.
The gas fireplace was a plus because it was chilly when we were there and the ambiance was very nice.
The balcony stretches across the front of the building, so your balcony is actually shared with the other units on that floor but there were plenty of chairs, a view of the river and the hatcheries and the Ozark mountains beyond ....also a very pretty sunset.
The chairs on the balcony are normal heights,it would be better if the lodge would replace those with elevated bar height chairs, so you could be looking over the rail.
We remedied the situation by sitting on a couple pillows to elevate us so we could see over the rail of the balcony.
Basic utensils and dinnerware, cookware in the kitchen. No wineglasses, no paper towel. lots of miscellaneous available at the park store, if you forget something, Food items, snack items, a few frozen foods, coffee, sometimes eggs and milk,sometimes bread,depends on how quickly they sell out of stuff, depending on time of year.Grocery store about 20 minutes away in Cassville or on over in Arkansas at Holiday Island. Also. a grocery store up the hill, in Seligman, Mo. Walmart in Cassville.
Full size refrigerator and electric stove with oven. Coffee maker with coffee provided.... Take extra, though! The maid came daily to provide clean towels and make the bed.
Wonderful easy walk down to zone one for fishing, a longer walk to the swimming pool, when open, and park store. Playground for the kids just across from the lodge.
Very nice, we liked the room much better then the Emory Melton Lodge at the park
Written March 8, 2020
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,085 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
So as we were going to be driving by Roaring River State Park on our adventure for the day, my dad decided to stop and let me see the trout hatchery. It was really cool to see all the fish in various stages of development. They have fish food available for a quarter per handful and it was fun to see the fish flop all over each other to get to the little pellets. Also right near the hatchery, we visited the spring that feeds the Roaring River and it was cool to see the rush water as well as the waterfall the recent rains had created. We saw lots of people fishing the river for trout. The park also has hiking trails and camping areas. Sort of a one stop shop kind of park.
Written May 18, 2021
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kmiddick
Joplin, MO34 contributions
Sep 2020
We took two granddaughters to the Park and stayed in one of the two room cabins. It was reasonably priced for being up the hill from the beautiful river and a short walk to the hatchery. A lot of construction going on, so the hatchery is pretty bare.
The cabin had a living area with TV, a kitchen with micro and refrig, and a bedroom with one bed each on either side of the bathroom. Very comfortable and great for our purposes.
The fishing was good and the scenery was awesome!
Written October 21, 2020
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Shrport
18 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
When I was in my teens my father found this place when we were visiting Eureka Springs. We have been going here ever since! This last trip we came with a group of family and spent the week in a duplex. We have stayed in cabins previously but we really enjoyed the duplex. They have 2 bedrooms and a large bed that lets down in living area. We spent 5 days trout fishing!
Once you learn the baits to use it’s not hard to catch your daily limit. You can get tips on baits and how to at park store and also just leaving the park headed to Cassville there is Tim’s Fly shop on the left and he has a lot of baits and is very knowledgeable about fishing for trout! When you talk to people that are fishing you find so many who have been coming here for many years! Looking forward to our return trip next year!
Written July 21, 2021
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Beth W
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Beautiful park, beautiful clear water For fishing and swimming. Just don’t read any of the books that tell you you can float in a kayak or canoe from the state park down to highway 86 bridge. At least not in the summer. We see others have maybe January through March or April but we walked as much as we floated in July. The Ranger had told us there was water in it but he failed to tell us how much. It was about 4 inches. And if you can make it down the river it’s hard to make it past the trees -so many down trees that nobody is paying attention to or taking care of.
Written July 14, 2020
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mjlarivi
Kimberling City, MO468 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
What a pleasant, natural, fun, relaxing place. This nature wonderland appears to have been hewn out of Mother Nature's best kept secret hideaway. Maybe an hour and a bit out of Kimberling City.

Driving into the park is like leaving the humdrum of everyday life and entering a fantasy world of trickling pure water streams, natural swimming and wading pools, camping areas, and rental rooms and dining establishments for the more modern tastes.

The entire area is mapped out with hiking trails. Trout fishing is an obvious big draw and access is convenient. You can tell that the visitors are happy to be there. The stores are super, bathrooms are convenient, driveways lead everywhere, and shade-trees help make the stay comfortable.

The drive to and from the park is a real visual treat going high and low on mountain roads that lead through picturesque area, with access to Eureka Springs, Branson, Table Rock Lake, and everywhere in between. And yes, folks were wearing masks.

Relaxation, happy gatherings, fun and games, and total chilling out provide a camping, hiking, fishing, picnicking paradise that ensures that folks will be coming back for more.

Very pleasant, scenic, comfortable, good roads to and from. Clean, well kept, well managed stores, eateries, and just plain fun things to do. This place really does have it all, and the staff keeps it all very well maintained.

Even if you do not stay the night, the day trip experience is pleasant and will provide nice memories and mental images that will continually invite you to return.
Written July 27, 2020
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Kelly H
Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
A favorite spot of my husband’s for fishing. Lots of updates since our last trip down two years ago. The spring and hatchery were under construction which was a bummer for the kids but I look forward to seeing the improvements on our next trip down! We always love visiting Tim’s for gear and BBQ Station in Cassville for bbq nachos and blackberry cobbler!
Written August 2, 2020
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Sharon F
Cassville, MO9 contributions
Feb 2021
Greatest spot in Missouri for trout fishing and perfect for hiking. Safe, clean, beautiful and educational all cover a vacation or day trip here. Kids love visiting the spring and hatchery.
Written February 27, 2021
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO997 contributions
Oct 2021
Scenery is nice in the area. The park is well off the beaten path, but worth a stop if you are in the area. We hiked a short trail, which wqs nice but unremarkable. The park is mostly devoted to trout fishing. Lots of camping, fish cleaning stations, etc. One negative is that the signage is very confusing. We had a difficult time finding the trail, even though we had a park map. We had to ask for directions at the camp store.
Written January 2, 2022
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Brad N Rachel M
Wheaton, Mo41 contributions
May 2019
RR has about everything. You can go fishing, they have campgrounds, rv parking, I think two playgrounds and cabin rentals. This is excluding the lodge. You can take kids to the hatchery and let them feed the fish they stock the river with. Family friendly, pack a picnic and have a great time.
Written January 6, 2020
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