News Release 263

Open house planned May 19 at Roaring River State Park

Volume 38-263 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 3, 2010 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Wednesday, May 19, to discuss issues related to Roaring River State Park near Cassville.  The open house will be held at the park’s Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center (River View Room) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public is invited.

Recent accomplishments and future plans at the park will be highlighted at the open house. These accomplishments include opening of the new park store, partial roof replacement at Camp Smokey, the remodeling of the four-plex unit and significant stewardship accomplishments.  In addition, information will be presented on how the park will benefit from the efforts of the State Parks Youth Corps program.   Representatives from the Missouri Department of Conservation, which operates the hatchery, and MO PARKS Inc., which runs the park concessions, will be on hand to share comments with the attendees.  Visitors are welcome to ask questions or comment on the park’s facilities and services. 

This open house is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

Roaring River State Park is located eight miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County.  People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 417-847-2539 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at