Fishing and Hiking

Play at Roaring River State Park

Roaring River Spring originates in a deep canyon like gorge beneath a high cliff. A trickling flow of water falls from the bluff into a deep blue pool below, and an average of 20 million gallons of water gush from the spring daily. Young and old alike enjoy feeding and watching the fish in the spring pool.

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.

Trout Fishing

Roaring River is known for its premier trout fishing.


Hike a trail to explore Roaring River State Park.

Explore Roaring River