Roaring River State Park
Trout fishing enthusiasts may want to take a short drive to explore Roaring River State Park near Cassville, Mo. One of the most attractive of Missouri’s many state parks, Roaring River is a favorite with a beautiful waterway and spring-fed trout pool. Visitors will enjoy comfortable accommodations, a restaurant and meeting rooms in the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center, named for a much-respected, retired Missouri lawmaker living in Cassville. The Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center displays exhibits and presents programs on the park’s history. Seven walking trails, totaling 10 miles, take explorers through the nearly 4,000-acre park. The park also features a trout hatchery, swimming and picnic areas.