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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
Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.