River Shelter

at Roaring River State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 417-847-2539. If not reserved, the shelter is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open picnic shelter with a tree-covered hill in the background

Shelter Amenities
  • Nine picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • Restroom nearby in picnic area
  • Water nearby in picnic area
  • Length x width: 22' x 24'
  • Maximum occupancy: 75
  • Distance to playground: 200 yards

For more information about the park's picnic areas, click here.

Open picnic shelter, trashcans, bathroom and playground

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to 10 p.m.

Nov. 1 through Feb. 24
Sunrise to sunset

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 (on-season)

  • 8 a.m. – noon and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday
  • 8 a.m. – noon and 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday

Nov. 1 through Feb. 24 (off-season)

  • Closed