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Roaring River State Park

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Address: 12716 Farm Rd. 2239, Cassville, MO 65625-8508
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Fight trophy trout in one of the most breathtaking settings imaginable at...

Fight trophy trout in one of the most breathtaking settings imaginable at Roaring River State Park. The park contains one of the premier trout fisheries in the nation, stocked each night. The natural setting – towering hills above a deep blue spring -- provides a scenic backdrop to adventures. Seven trails cut through the parks rugged terrain, and lodging options from campsites to cabins make Roaring River a place to experience a unique slice of Missouri.

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Good place for a nice walk

Fun to see all the baby fish being raised. Kids really love this place and it is FREE! Nice experience for the whole family for an hour or so.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Connie B
San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun to see all the baby fish being raised. Kids really love this place and it is FREE! Nice experience for the whole family for an hour or so.

Thank Connie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun once you start to catch fish, kinda disappointing if you can't catch a fish, trails are good, people are nice

Thank Karissa J
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are anywhere close, do not miss this beautiful park. I'm not a fisherman but the spring and the hatchery are spectacular. I'll bring the grandkids back for the kids fishing festival in May or August.

Thank paramedicokie
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Casseville several times a year. At breakfast this morning at Sunrise Family Restaurant in Casseville, we were talking about how you can leave your fishing stuff on the bank or,bench and no one messes with it. In this day and age, that is a rare thing, anywhere else someone would try to take your pole or tackle.... More 

Thank leona o
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way from Springfield Missouri to Ft Smith Ark when I happened to see the signs directing us there. My husband agreed to go but reminded me we were on a tight schedule so I promised we wouldn't stay long... which sadly we didn't... but once there I remembered going as a child, good memories from that... More 

Thank Macombsboo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I spent several days a week in 2016 down along the waters edge catching trout, I have grown fond of tenkara fishing and enjoy the fight the trout put up. If visiting during the open season, going through the week is less crowded, the weekends can be busy. During the winter there are very few visitors and the trout are... More 

Thank brian n
Eagle Rock, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Always good for a few days of hiking and fishing. Love the fish hatchery and watching the beautiful trout.

Thank nbkda64
Cassville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been coming here since 1953, we lived in Oregon and would come every summer to visit our family here. The best place for a big family reunion, fishing, hiking, feeding the fish, and before the big flood we would rent a paddle boat on the lake there. I now live here and still enjoy coming to the park... More 

Thank Chuck P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Fun fishing ( stocked trout) , adequate fish cleaning station, nice park store. Restaurant at the lodge, ok good, not great....service is slow but the views of the Ozark hills very pretty out the windows of the dining room. Campground 2 is my favorite due to close to zone 2 ( catch and release, wading and water play also allowed)... More 

Thank vintagegreenjeans
Van Buren, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My family and I used to come to Roaring River most years in the Spring to trout fish. Mom would otherwise occupy herself and dad and I would fish. I have SO many memories here! Nothing like tagging out first thing in the morning and standing on the bank with hundreds of other folks. Well, my dad passed away and... More 

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