Nature Center

at Roaring River State Park

View interpretive displays of the park’s natural history, including animal and nature exhibits, inside Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center. The nature center sells a variety of books, guides and Roaring River souvenirs, and also has a few live animals on display.

Visit the Interpretive Programs page for information on available programs and field trips. Registration for several programs is offered online.

Hours

  • March 1 through the Tuesday before Memorial Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday before Memorial Day through the Sunday after Labor Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Monday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

Coordinates

36.579750, -93.830933

Park Hours

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to 10 p.m., year-round

Nature Center hours

  • March 1 through the Tuesday before Memorial Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday before Memorial Day through the Sunday after Labor Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Monday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round

Camp Fee Office:
Feb. 25 through Oct. 31

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday
  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday