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Roaring River State Park

Park Information

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.

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

Address

12716 Farm Road 2239
Cassville, MO 65625

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (417) 847-2539
  • Lodging/Dining: (417) 847-2330
  • Store: (417) 847-4971
  • Nature Center: (417) 847-3742
  • Pool: (417) 847-5600
Every spring, the woodlands in Missouri burst with color even before the trees begin to bud. The first signs of spring come from plants called spring ephemerals. Ephemeral refers to a plant with a very short life cycle. Spring ephemerals take advantage of all the sunlight hitting the forest floor before the leaves come out. They bloom and die back very quickly, but while they are blooming, they put on a stunning show. From the blues and purples of the Virginia bluebells to the oddly-shaped white Dutchman’s breeches, a bounty of color and new life awaits you on many Missouri state park and historic site trails. One of the most popular trails for spring ephemeral wildflower viewing is the Thousand Steps Trail at Washington State Park. If you take a walk on this trail, your eyes will be treated to a carpet of trilliums, bluebells, Dutchman’s breeches, spring beauties and wild sweet Williams. For more on trail in Washington State Park, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/trails/washington-state-park.