Explore the Beauty of the Roaring River State Park!

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.

View their website for a complete list of all their activities, rates and fees.

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Nature Center

View interpretive displays of the park’s natural history, including animal and nature exhibits, inside Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center. The nature center sells a variety of books, guides and Roaring River souvenirs, and also has a few live animals on display.

Roaring River

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.

Picnic Shelters

Two covered picnic shelters also can be reserved for large family gatherings or special outings. River Shelter, which is accessible to people with disabilities, can accommodate up to 60 guests, and CCC Shelter can accommodate up to 60 guests. Both shelters include outdoor grills, picnic tables, electrical outlets and restroom facilities and rent on a per day basis. There is water available within walking distance of the shelters.


Roaring River is known for its premier trout fishing. The river is stocked regularly by the park’s hatchery, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Fishing licenses and tags are available in the park store (located at the intersection of Route F and Hwy. 112 – more information on their website), which also sells fishing equipment, tackle, camping supplies and groceries. Staff at the tackle shop can also provide tips on how to be successful for the current fishing conditions.

Explore the beauty of the Ozarks at Roaring River State Park.