There’s a lot to rave about at Roaring River Campground, foremost being the unimaginably breathtaking views of deep green growth on gentle hills that tower over blue spring waters. If you want a good-hearted family-bonding sort of experience, undisturbed by the busy world outside of this pristine encapsulation of natural beauty, then pack your kids and fishing poles into the truck and get yourselves over here. We’re sure you’ll love and appreciate your time at this clean (and uncommercialized) part of Roaring River State Park. Did we mention that the campsites are a two minute walk from the river? And that the waters are stocked each night by one of our nation’s premier trout fisheries? Yes, awesome.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
184 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.



Natural features you'll find at Roaring River Campground.

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Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 25th, 2018

Bathrooms not very clean

Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2018

A delightful spot to camp!! Several nearby hiking trails, a trout river and hatchery just across the road, and scenery that can't be beat! Full or limited RV hookups.... nice showers... knowledgeable and friendly camp hosts.

Picturesque hiking trails A long uphill hiking gradeMini rapids between each trout-filled poolMore lovely scenery along the hiking trails
Hipcamper Carolina A.
recommends this listing.
November 5th, 2018
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January 29th, 2019
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September 4th, 2019
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November 16th, 2017
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September 20th, 2017
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recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2017
Roaring River State Park
United States
Phone Number
(417) 847-2539
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36.586° N, 93.82° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 139 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 45 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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