Rocky & Round

(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.

Rocky Falls

Ozark National Scenic Riverways – Rocky Falls

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.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Creek below Rocky Falls

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Wildflowers by Trail at Rocky Falls

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.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Round Spring – Upper Pool

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Round Spring – Lower Pool

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.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Round Spring Outflow

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

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4 Responses to Rocky & Round

  1. Martha October 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    You take some of the best photos – make me feel like I could reach out and touch the leaves and dip my foot into the water. It looks like a beautiful area.

    • Pleinguy October 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

      Thank you so much Martha. Glad you like them. Did you know that if you click or tap on a photo it will show a larger version? Try it.

  2. Bradford Harris October 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

    What beautiful, pristine waters! Your waterfall pictures are always beautiful. There is something amazing about seeing cascading water.

    Barbecued pork and home fries sound really good right now!

    • Pleinguy October 17, 2016 at 8:10 am #

      Appreciate the comment Brad. Cascades and falls are some of my favorite scenes. They are mesmerizing for sure.

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