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This Hidden Beach In Missouri You Will Want To Visit Over And Over Again

It’s not often you can find a swimming hole this exotic, right smack dab in the middle of the Midwest.  Perhaps that is why, The Fugitive Beach is such a popular destination for both locals and those all over the region.  Once an abandoned rock quarry, The Fugitive Beach now serves as a tropical paradise, surrounded by towering limestone bluffs.

The Fugitive Beach is a family owned business, spread out on more then 20 beautiful acres.  The beach itself is over 300 feet in length of soft sand, just perfect for laying out in the summer sun.

Other then the beautiful views of the azure blue water, the main attraction is the 65 foot cliff side, water slide!  There is also cliff jumping, at 10, 15, and 20 foot heights as well a 60 foot slip and slide that is fun for kids and adults.

To add even more enjoyment to your visit, you can rent one of the cabanas overlooking the lake.  Each Cabana comes with seating for 5-6 people and a charcoal grill.  This is a great way to enjoy the beach in a more private setting.

Whether your looking for a fun summer activity for the family, a little adventure, or just a place to relax on a warm summer day, The Fugitive Beach has just what you need.

Don’t Miss:  The floating Rave Sport water obstacle!  It has a rock climbing wall, a 14 foot diving platform, and 3 water-slides!

Best Time:  The park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with June and July being the most popular times to visit!

Pit Stop: Visit the Beach Bar and Grill, to refuel after a day in the water.  The grill serves pizza, burgers, nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs! There is also beer daiquiris, soda, and water for sale. The concession stands also offer a wide variety of snacks.

Extended Play:  Stay for the weekend!  Get a campsite at Maramec Spring Park, located apox 30 minutes from The Fugitive Beach.  The campground has 58 campsites available adjacent to the Meramec River.

Travel Smart:  The beach does get busy on weekends and holidays.  I suggest planning a visit during the week to avoid the crowds.  Remember to pack a swimsuit, sunscreen, a beach towel, and plenty of drinking water to stay hydrated.

Logistics:  The Fugitive Beach is located at 16875 County Road 5285, Rolla, MO 65401.


  1. Brandon

    Damn bro great find! This looks so bad ass. My girls would love this.

  2. Glen

    This is awesome, is it summer yet? On my bucket list for sure.

  3. Sara


  4. Kim

    Looks perfect!

  5. Virgil

    This looks great, just add some nice weather.

  6. Julie Keener

    Can we get a ad6 for direction please ty

  7. Ariana

    Is it open now?

  8. Ariana

    Is it open now?

    • marklongmainstream

      yes! but you should contact them to find out days and hours.

  9. Jessica Edie

    Where at in Missouri is it. And its official name

    • marklongmainstream

      Its name is The Fugitive Beach, its located in Rolla Missouri.

      • A. Smith

        Thank you!! I read this 3 times trying to find out where it was located. You would think the author would have thought to include that important piece of information..

        • Debbie

          They did include that info at the very end under the heading Logistics!

  10. Darla J. Hilton


  11. Johnny Sword

    Is it handicapped friendly?

  12. Tracy

    Where is this located and how much too camp overnight.

    • marklongmainstream

      Hi Tracy, Fugitive Beach is located in Rolla Missouri. They do not have camping at this time, however there is a great campground approx 30 minutes from the beach, called Maramec Spring Park. I’m unsure on the pricing though.

  13. Julia

    Where is this place at???

  14. April kettner

    I was wondering if pets are allowed. I have a service dog. If u could please let me know.
    Thank you have a great day.

    • marklongmainstream

      Hey April, I honestly have no idea. They may have that info on their website I will post the link below. Also the Fugitive Beach Facebook page answers a lot of questions on there. Please let me know what you find out so I can share with others. Thanks.


  15. Brandi henks

    What are tha costs? And what the exact location ?

    • marklongmainstream

      Hi Brandi, I honestly have no idea, what the cost is, however I bet that info can be found on their website. I will post the link below.


  16. Angela l Faulkner

    Im pretty sure its currently closed down still in cournts hands

  17. Mike

    How much do it costs

  18. Jen

    Are there any cabins in the area?

  19. Sherri Anderson

    Do you have to wear left jackets?