Missouri Journals

Trout Fishing

An October 2007 trip to Missouri by catronma

Fishing Photo, Cassville, Missouri More Photos
Quote: A weekend camping trip to go trout fishing in the stocked roaring river
Roaring River State Park Photo, Cassville, Missouri
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A crowded but nice state park. We had both an RV and large tent on one site and still had room. Each site has a fire pit, covered picnic table, and the RV sites all had electric with a water and dumping station nearby. You can walk to a section of the fishing area on the River but would want to drive just about anywhere else. The site closer to the showers and bathrooms appeared to be much more crowded and had many mroe children. However the lower the number of your site the further you were from the bathrooms meaning a 300+ yeard walk. There are several camping areas here, this one appeared to be almost all RV sites, witha small mix of tents. The park has quiet hours after 9pm, and when t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2007

Roaring River State Park
Route 4, Box 4100
Cassville, Missouri 65625
(417) 847-2539

Fishing

Attraction

Fishing Photo, Cassville, Missouri
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There is a map available for what parts of the river you can fish. Some areas are catch and release only! It gets crowded early, with the morning bell, as all the trout get released overnight. You can find out at the general store how many were released that night, this is also where you get your daily tags that you must wear at all times. Some of the older people were a bit grumpy with us for bringing kids so unless your kids are older prepare for getting glares.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2007

Fishing
Roaring River State Park
Cassville, Missouri

Trout Hatchery

Attraction

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The hatchery is just up the road from the general store. You can see where the fish are released from, and various stages of growth, there are several VERY large fish that will not get released. There is a pool with fish food for sale nearby and you can go feed them, they will come right up and jump out of the water for it, to get some of the larger ones up to you is quite a sight. My kids loved it and we had to drag them away. Try to go early in the day, and if your there on a weekend don't wait until Sunday, everyone tries to do this right before they leave and it gets crowded.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 7, 2007