Little used waterway in Shannon County…
By: Jim McCarty for Rural Missouri Magazine
Winter can be a great time to visit the Ozarks. The dense foliage that crops up in the warmer months often obscures the dramatic geography that makes the landscape so interesting. That’s the case with Rocky Creek, a tributary of Current River that runs through southern Shannon County.
Where the creek meets the stubborn volcanic rock that forms the St. Francois Mountains, shut-ins are created. Waterfalls cascade down the slick purple-black rock, forced to flow only where the rock will allow passage.