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Rocky Falls, Missouri
Rocky Falls is a forty-foot-high cascade in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, a unit of the National Park Service. It's also a great example of a "shut-in," a distinctive feature of the Ozarks.

The hill to the left of the falls is made of 1.5-billion-year-old rhyolite, which is pretty hard. The water has found a crack in the rhyolite to flow through.

At the bottom of the falls, Rocky Creek has carved out a pool in the softer rock below. These pools make great swimming holes in summer, where you can frolic with the fishies, water snakes, and cottonmouths.

March 2010.

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BobSmithWe...

BobSmith

Voted 10/10

spent a day swimming there last year. Great spot!
Posted Mar 28, 2010 6:15 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: We...

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It was not-quite-freezing overnight, so a bit early for swimming when I was there. Alas.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 9:37 pm

BobSmithRe: We...

BobSmith

Voted 10/10

If you ever go in the summer, you'll enjoy a good swim there. The hole is really deep. Good quality/clarity water, too.
Posted Oct 19, 2010 2:45 pm

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Mar 26, 2010 6:06 am

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