(nr Eminence MO)
Part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways …
Besides the rivers and springs, I found Rocky Falls down a county road and a gravel track. It had a nice drop with a pool at the base going into the small creek that flowed away into the woods.
A short trail took me through the woods to a secluded spot on the creek. There were picnic tables well spaced amongst the trees, but not much else. Since I love waterfalls, it was worth the side trip.
I then went looking for another spring, and found Round Spring; so named because it was “round as a silver dollar”. Not sure I buy that reasoning. It too flowed out from the base of a cliff and had a depth of 310ft.
Plus there was an upper and lower pool as the water seeped though the rock. It then flowed through the woods toward the Current River. I liked the water plants, and lush wetland look.
I then went into the town of Eminence, and found a nice little café for lunch. The bar-b-que pork sandwich and home fries were surprisingly good.
Camp: Mark Twain NF-Powder Mill CG drycamp
Scene: Waterfall, creek, spring