Roaring River State Park Area
Roaring River presents a great place to catch Rainbow Trout, (possibly a Brown Trout if you are lucky), relax outdoors, and simply appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding Ozarks. The main draw – catching the cunning hatchery trout – can be addictive. Fishermen rise early and stake out a piece of riverbank to prepare for the morning siren, announcing to all that fishing is now in session. At this point, throw in your line and watch as the hungry trout speed to your lures. Or flies. The first hour of morning fishing can be exciting.
But the river offers more than fishing. With hiking trails, nearby camping, picnic grounds, and a playground in the State Park for the kids, plan to spend a long weekend to get the most out of the area. A week or two is preferrable. Once you visit, you'll want to return each year to find a new favorite fishing spot, or maybe with an arsenal of your newest home-tied flies.
Located seven miles south of Cassville, in southwest Missouri, the spring-fed Roaring River winds through the beautiful Ozark mountains, providing fishermen and women the opportunity to outwit rainbow and brown trout. Even beginners can learn to fly fish here, since the Missouri Department of Conservation trout hatchery releases trout into the fishing holes daily during fishing season.
Roaring River Spring feeds the river from a deep gorge underneath a cliff above. The water drips into the pool below, then into the Roaring River. According to the Roaring River State Park, an average of 20 million gallons of water feed the river daily.