We are such well traveled dogs - not only did we explore new parts of Arkansas - we also went exploring a park in Missouri too. It was called Eagle Rock Park and it has a huge rainbow trout farm there called Roaring Rivers. It was VERY busy as it was also the start of trout fishing season and there were people every few feet right along the rivers edge. Here are some of the holding tanks. We wondered if those poor fish got dizzy swimming in circles like that.
What is really cool is that the holding ponds are fed from water that comes from a spring right there in face of the cliff. It is like a hidden grotto and we saw some of the BIGGEST trout swimming right under it - easily 6-8 pounders. Mom thought it was funny cause I loved watching them. I don't know why that is funny - I do love my fish and was thinking they would make a very tasty dinner but Mom said I would need a permit to catch one.
We then followed one of the walks that went up to the top of the cliff above the spring. It was quite a climb and both Mom and Dad had to stop and rest but not us - we were like mountain goats. When we reached the top there is an overlook that lets you see all the hatchery. Come back tomorrow and see more of our adventure.