My family went to Roaring River State Park in Missouri a couple of weeks back. It’s one of the most picturesque and fun state parks I have been to in ages… and, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from all of us in Northwest Arkansas.
What is there to do at Roaring River?
Let’s see. On our family outing we:
- Had a picnic by the river
- Played on the playground
- Swam (sort of) in the River
- Caught craw dads.
- Walked around the hatchery
Families with older children (mine’s just 1) have even more options:
- Camp on one of 187 sites
- Stay at one of 26 cabins
- Stay at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference center (for those who can’t rough it)
- Trout and Fly-fish
- Hike through the nearly 4,100 acres of rolling Missouri forest
- There’s even a pool
So, if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary and you’d like to go north instead of South to Devil’s Den, try out Roaring River State Park in Missouri. It’s a great trip on a budget and it doesn’t feel like you’re in Northwest Arkansas at all.
Please let me know of any fun times you’ve had at Roaring River. I also would love any suggestions you have about fun things to do in and around Northwest Arkansas.