Friday, July 27, 2012

Roaring River State Park

 We took a little road trip up into Missouri last week to Roaring River State Park. It's just a little ways up the road from where we live, so why haven't I been back for like 40 years? In reality, I've been a little busy. We moved to the Gulf Coast, then we lived on the West Coast several years and then the East Coast. Finally back to the Midwest, Texas and then Arkansas. The most important thing, I found my way back to this beautiful place!

      Roaring River runs along shady limestone bluffs, and over 20,000,000 gallons of water flow from the spring.each day. The park's hatchery stocks the streams with more trout each night. The abundance of fish allows visitors to bring home their catch of 4 trout every day.
     
 You can see in this picture the deep blue spring- breathtaking! There are 7 trails cut through the park's rugged terrain, plus a lodge, cabins and beautiful campsites.
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 For 2 1/2 miles the icy cold water meanders along and fishermen dot the banks.






  
 Let me mention one more time...you get to bring home 4 trout a day, no charge, as in FREE! Look at the size of these Trout Almondines!

For more info on Roaring River State Park, visit Missouri State Park's website and plan a trip soon!



13 comments:

  1. Holy fish! The Pres would love a place like that!...:)JP

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    1. It's really pretty there and the fishing would have been fun if it hadn't been so HOT!

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  2. I can certainly understand why you wanted to revisit this beautiful place. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for the tour.

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    1. You are welcome, just want to tempt you to come to the Ozarks!

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  3. Love this place...will make note of it in case I ever get in the area....

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    1. The water was such a pretty color, an Emerald green and so cold. The river is too, like ice water!

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  4. Looks like a nice place to visit!

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    1. We want to go back and hike this fall... when it's cooler!

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  5. What a beautiful place to spend the day!

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    1. I wish my Grandson would have had better luck fishing, but it was in the heat of the day. We'll plan a trip back and hopefully he'll bring home his limit of trout.

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  6. A state that I would really love to visit being Missouri, and I really like your images here. Richard

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    1. Thanks so much Richard. When it's this pretty, all I have to do is point and shoot!

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  7. So thrilled that I ran across your blog. My husband and I made a trip to this place way back when our girls were little. Just a few weeks ago, we were talking to our oldest about that trip. She would love for her family to go there. Problem: Sam and I could not remember where it was. We knew that our trip that year was to Arkansas and Mo. but we could not figure out where the hatchery was.
    The moment that I saw your photos....I knew that this was it!! So happy to find it!!
    thanks!
    Shug

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