Roubidoux Creek & Spring

Roubidoux Creek & Spring, Waynesville: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Roubidoux Creek & Spring Reviews: 4/5

Roubidoux Creek & Spring
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI334 contributions
So-so historic and nature experience
Sep 2020
We stopped here to see the Trail of Tears Memorial. There were a couple of signs explaining the history, but that was all. We went walking on the trail, but didn't see any signs that really pointed out the trail which kind of petered out. Saw a few people fishing. At least we got out of the car for a break and some exercise.
Written October 11, 2020
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Beenfission1
4 contributions
Daughter graduated basic training
May 2019 • Friends
My high school years were spent at this amazing place, something that I still cherish today, simply beautiful.
Written November 7, 2019
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Erin F
Missoula, MT35 contributions
Striking colors, worth a visit
Mar 2019 • Family
We walked the one mile trail from the spring, along the creek, through Laughlin Park to Roubidoux Park (awesome playground and also borders the creek). The spring and creek are beautiful. I can't remember the last time I spent so long skipping rocks. During our visit this month, four adults and six children (ages 10 through 18) loved the spring and the surrounding area. The easy walk along the creek has interesting interpretive signs about Native American history and the Trail of Tears, which passed through the area. I highly recommend a visit for anyone with anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours to spend outdoors in this lovely area. We visited on two separate days while in Waynesville for a boot camp graduation at Fort Leonard Wood.
Written March 31, 2019
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Jessica Mae
Jackson, MS285 contributions
Always one of my favorite walks in town!
Jul 2018 • Family
Took my 13 year old for a hike through Roubidoux and she complained about the bugs biting her. So wear bug spray in the hot summer months. This was one of my favorite places to fish and hang out in high school 10+ years ago! We saw a water snake and fish from the walk over bridge and there were several people taking engagement pictures and fishing or playing in the water. Several plaques are up educating the public on this area and the Trail of Tears.
Written August 17, 2018
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gallotva32
Saint Louis, MO90 contributions
Not worth a visit
Jul 2018 • Family
This park needs a lot of maintenance and work. The spring by the underwater cave is popular with divers. Other than that there is no real sitting area if you're just looking for a swim. There are much better and cleaner parks in Missouri to enjoy.
Written July 25, 2018
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Cindy L
81 contributions
One of Missouri's natural springs that attracts cave divers
Dec 2017 • Solo
This park is not the prettiest I've ever seen, but it's nice. The water is clear and cool, and it has historical interest as part of the Trail of Tears. Sadly, some people disrespect the environment and their fellow citizens, and leave trash behind when they go.

The Roubidoux Spring is interesting to see, and the paved walking trail that runs between the spring and the Waynesville City Park is a good place to walk with, or without dogs. Watch out for loose dogs walking with their owners, however. The park requires dogs to be on leash or under voice control, but as is the case everywhere, people don't always follow the rules.

I wouldn't recommend going into the spring unless you're an experienced cave diver, due to the currents. You can get close to the spring to look at it, and there's fencing around the perimeter for safety. Further down the path, on the city side of the park, there is access to the creek where people and their dogs enjoy getting into the water.

Bring a picnic lunch with you when you come. There are several spots you can sit and enjoy some peace and quiet. Not a crowded park, except when there are events being held at the city park.
Written December 14, 2017
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Barbe22
St. Louis, MO73 contributions
Trashed/but Easy Access
Jul 2017 • Family
So sad when we got the public area of the spring. Someone had a party by the spring and left about a case of empty beer cans. I know in public areas hard to control, but it took the beauty away for sure. Easy access - most springs you need to walk in and this has a drive up option for people not able to get out and walk. That is a great thing.
Written July 17, 2017
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Senitra S
11 contributions
Something for just you or the family
May 2017 • Couples
Great place to go walking/enjoy nature. Playground for the younger kid(s) and a nice creek to put your feet in or fish or just let the kids and dogs run free. Location is great if your are looking for a place to eat/drink or be entertained. Husband and I liked walking there after dinner weekdays when we lived in Waynesville.
Written May 23, 2017
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Kfenstermaker6
Fort Bragg, NC118 contributions
Nice Walking Trail
Mar 2017 • Family
The Roubidoux Springs - Trail of Tears site has a great walking trail. When the water isn't too high you can get in about 2 miles (1 mi. each way). Very nice paved path. Open fields along the path where you can throw a ball, play fetch with your dog, or lay around for a picnic. I enjoy coming here and just soaking in the sun!
Written May 7, 2017
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DustinHolmes
Springfield, MO323 contributions
Now called Roubidoux Springs Cherokee Campsite.
Jan 2017 • Solo
This is now called Roubidoux Springs Cherokee Campsite and is located on Route 66 in Waynesville, Missouri. It is part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail where Cherokee Indians camped on their journey west. The section of Route 66 this is on was also part of The Old Wire Road.
There are 7 information boards located in the park telling about the Trail of Tears and other information. Most of the park has a concrete sidewalk, but there is a narrow dirt/gravel section closer to the Spring. Once you go under the bridge you can continue on the concrete sidewalk a short distance to the Waynesville City Park. Primitive restrooms are located in the parking lot next to the Spring.
Roubidoux Spring is the 6th largest spring in Missouri with an average daily flow of 37 million gallons. Roubidoux Spring is a popular site among cave divers so don't be surprised if you are looking at the water and suddenly people starting coming out. It can be hazardous to explore and I've heard several divers have lost their lives in the Spring, this may be why divers are required to check in with the Waynesville Police Department before diving. Scuba diving in the spring is free.
Beautiful cliffs are located behind the spring just across the road.
Written February 16, 2017
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