Roaring River Fish Hatchery

About this Area

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Roaring River Hatchery, constructed in 1910, is one of the oldest trout hatcheries in the state. Operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the hatchery is located in Roaring River State Park, seven miles south of Cassville, on Highway 112.

The hatchery is at the head of Roaring River, adjacent to scenic Roaring River Spring. The spring, Missouri's 20th largest, produces an average of 20.4 million gallons of water per day.

The hatchery includes 40 raceways (trout rearing units), a building where eggs are incubated and a large display pool stocked with lunker trout. Signs at various locations on the area provide information to visitors.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Trout
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Tours
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing DockFishing Dock
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • PrivyPrivy
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Cassville, take Highway 112 south 7 miles to Roaring River State Park.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information