Play at Roaring River State Park
Some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the park can be accessed by trails that lead to hardwood forests, small Ozark streams, and scenic views atop open dolomite glades. Fire Tower Trail offers access to the 2,075-acre Roaring River Hills Wild Area, where you can find rare Ozark chinquapin trees on chert-covered ridges. There are deep hollows which nurture spicebush and ninebark bushes and feature spring-fed pools. Devil’s Kitchen Trail takes hikers to the rock shelter known as Devil’s Kitchen and gives them a chance to see the unusual geologic history of the park.
The Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center exhibits interpretive displays that inform visitors on the park’s natural history. Park naturalists present nature programs, slide shows and conduct nature hikes.