ROARING RIVER STATE PARK
With its narrow valley, rugged, mountainlike terrain and deep blue spring, Roaring River State Park is breathtaking.
Roaring River is known for its premier trout fishing. Young and old alike will enjoy feeding and watching the fish in the spring pool or taking a tour of the trout hatchery. Other park features include a swimming pool, shaded picnic area and store.
Explore the natural wonders of the park on foot or bicycle via one of seven trails totaling over 10 miles. Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center exhibits interpretive displays and park naturalists present programs on the park's natural history.
Overnight guests have a variety of options. Campers will find 187 campsites ranging from basic to electric hookup. The elegant Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center features 26 guest rooms, a restaurant, gift shop and meeting rooms. Twenty-six secluded, rustic cabins with kitchens are perfect for families. Reservations for the inn and cabins are required.
Whether coming to fish, hike or relax by the pool, Roaring River State Park has something for everyone that will whet their appetite to return again and again.
The conference facility is made up of four separate meeting rooms located inside the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center. It is ideal for any type of banquet including conferences, weddings, retreats and family reunions.
Roaring River SP Campground Information
Roaring River State Park offers basic and electric campsites. Services available include reservable sites, a dump station, showers, water and laundry.
Campground 1 is open year-round. Campgrounds 2 and 3 are closed November through Feb. 24.
For reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept. 15.
Camp Smokey, the park?s organized group camp is available to a variety of non-profit organizations, Missouri youth groups and for special occasions such as family reunions and wedding receptions. The camp includes a dining lodge and kitchen, sleeping quarters and a recreation hall. Camps must be reserved well in advance for use from April 15 to Oct. 15. Please contact the park office at (417) 847-2539 for application procedures.
Emory Melton Inn is a stunning facility consisting of large, elegant, yet comfortable rooms and suites. The rooms are decorated with rustic flair and a few feature a spectacular private balcony view of the river valley below. Rooms are available March through October. Reservations are required.
The 2006 rates for Inn rooms range from $84 to $89 nightly, while the cabins range from $94 to $109 nightly. Applicable taxes will apply. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (417) 847-2330. Reservations are not accepted by e-mail.
The swimming pool, located across from the park office, is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The pool is open to all park visitors at a nominal fee.
Roaring River, stocked regularly by the park?s hatchery, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is known for its premier trout fishing. Fishing licenses and tags are available in the CCC Lodge, which also sells fishing equipment, tackle, camping supplies and groceries. Take your catch-of-the-day to the park?s cleaning and fillet station and enjoy fresh fish for your next meal.