Roaring River State Park

Park Information

Roaring River State Park is unique on so many levels!

With a deep, narrow valley surrounded by a striking and rugged landscape, Roaring River State Park is one of Missouri’s most popular state parks.

Located in the southwest Ozark hills, Roaring River State Park is one of three state parks stocked with rainbow trout. Eager anglers flock to the park year round to try and catch their lunker trout.

The scenic setting makes everything more fun. The park has seven hiking trails, a swimming pool for cooling off, picnic tables for a leisurely lunch and a nature center to learn about the park.

For those wanting to spend the night, the park has many options. The campground has both basic campsites and those with water and electric hookups. Rustic cabins are scattered throughout the park or guests may choose a modern room at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center. The center also boasts a full-service restaurant.

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:

Temporary Hours (March 1-April 30, 2017)

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. , Monday through Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. , Thursday through Saturday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday

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