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Rocky Falls is located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways near Eminence, Mo.. Swimming in the large pool at the foot of Rocky Falls is a popular activity at the 40-foot high cascade. The falls is one of several shut-ins that formed on the creek when the stream wore a path down to the porphyry bedrock.
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways was established in 1964, making it America's first national park area to protect a wild river system. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is known for its caves, springs, sinkholes and losing streams. Visitors can enjoy water activities, such as floating, canoeing, tubing, swimming and fishing. Additionally there are opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Over 130 miles of waterways and 300 identified caves exist within the park.
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