The name Roaring River comes from the
manmade dams in the river created to enhance trout habitat.
The park sees over 800,000 visitors per
year, so if it is solitude you're looking for don't expect it here.
(Although there are some areas to escape into.)
The hatchery is worth stopping to take
a look at. Lots of holding or breeding "tanks" hold thousands of
fish until it is their time to be released into the river. Click
here for a shot of the hatchery with
fish popping up. Don't forget to take a quarter to buy a handful
of fish food and watch the fish attack a pellet like it was the last
one they'd ever see! =)