Roaring River State Park
As of 2016, Roaring River State Park encompasses 4,093 acres in Barry County, Arkansas. Located in the Ozark Mountains, it is nestled in a deep, shady, narrow valley surrounded by rugged rocks. It is a popular destination for its excellent fishing, camping, and hiking opportunities.
The presence of rainbow trout in the river at Roaring River State Park draws anglers from all over, making it one of the most visited state parks. In addition to the swimming pool and nature center, the park has seven miles of hiking trails. There is a large campground, rustic cabins, or the Emory Melton Inn for those who prefer to stay in a more luxurious setting.
The Ozarks State Park is home to more than 600 species of plants, many of which are unique to the state and can't be found anywhere else. Learn more about the park's natural history at Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center, and then cool off at the park's public pool.
Explore the 2,075-acre Roaring River Hills Wild Area, which features Ozark chinquapin trees, or the Devil's Kitchen Trail, which leads to a rock shelter known as Devil's Kitchen, by hiking the Fire Tower Trail.