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Rocky Falls Shut-in

Shannon County, Eminence, MO
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Great place

My kids loved this place and did not want to leave. The water is a little chilly but on a hot day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole B
via mobile
recommended by locals

We had such a great time swimming here! You can slide down a few feet from the bottom but not the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, MO
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A shut-in more similar to a waterfall with a pool at the bottom.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Shannon County, Eminence, MO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved this place and did not want to leave. The water is a little chilly but on a hot day it's refreshing. Fun to climb the rocks and my kids jumped off the bottom. Great place to swim and have a picnic lunch.

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time swimming here! You can slide down a few feet from the bottom but not the entire way. Otherwise, you can hike around to the top and swim/slide along in the rocks in the shallow water up there. Quite a...More

Thank justuskats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little out of the way and there are no amenities close. Stop in Winona or Eminence for any supplies if you are going to spend the day. There is a small parking lot that fills up fast on busy days. A short...More

Thank maldenmusic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled as a group with adults- teen through 10 years old. Spent two hours but could have easily spent the day. Beautiful scenery, water was clear, very clean and everyone was very friendly. If you climb the waterfall and walk around to the back...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Rocky Falls on the 4th of the July and it was understandably busy. It looks like it will be a good place to relax in the water. We climbed up the rocks a short distance and loved it! We look...More

Thank h_blond2
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My favorite swimming hole. Really don't want to share it because one of its big advantages is that it isn't too crowded and with just a bit of a clamber up the rocks you can get away from all the crowds. Sparking clean water pools...More

1  Thank LLCCProf
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Rocky Falls is a great place to spend the day with your family! Pack a picnic and bring a beach towel! Easy to find and beautiful scenery!

Thank Anplunkett
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The swimming hole at the bottom of the falls is clean and alot of fun, one of the best swimming holes in Missouri... The water is cool (not cold) and completely clear...you can sit on the edge of the water, wade, go swimming, or climb...More

Thank Les R
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is a site that requires a little looking to find but once there the sight is amazing. You can camp there and climb the falls or take in the view and move on either way it's worth the stop

Thank travisgataway
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you like good country style fun in the water this is the place. The water is quite chilly as it pours off the falls. The falls are beautiful. I wouldn't advise climbing them, as I am sure they are quite slippery. You can wade...More

Thank fltraveler65
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2 August 2017|
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Response from maldenmusic | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were dogs the day we were there
17 March 2017|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
Rocky Falls is not a fishing hole. But there's great fishing nearby in the Current River and Jack's Fork. Before you go, be sure you are familiar with Missouri fishing regulations. You can search for "Missouri Department... More
Carmen S
29 July 2016|
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Response from Kathy D |
I didn't notice at first that you are coming from Arkansas. Instead of driving all the way to Eminence, you can get to the falls from Winona, Missouri. Winona is also on MO-19. At Winona, turn right onto County road H... More