HERE to return to the
Roubidoux Creek &
This river flows up through the south central part of the
county and empties into the Gasconade River several miles
north of Waynesville near Hwy 17. The creek was named after
French trapper Joseph Roubidoux.
Home to the
Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association
The Red Ribbon Trout area runs from the elevated utility cable crossing approximately 1/2 mile below the Business I-44
bridge in Waynesville to the Gasconade River; daily limit 2, length limit at least 15".
Only flies and artificial lures may be used, and soft plastic baits and natural and scented baits are prohibited when fishing for any species.
The White Ribbon Trout area is Upstream of the elevated utility cable crossing approximately 1/2
mile below Business I-44 bridge in Waynesville; Daily limit 4, Rainbow Trout - no length limit,
Brown Trout - minimum length of 15", all lures allowed. Once you have caught your limit, check out
our area restaurants that will prepare and serve your catch of the day, enjoy a glass of Missouri
wine and relax!!
Public Access along the Roubidoux River
You are welcome to fish and put boats in at these
locations. Please do not use other accesses which are on
Hwy 17/Historic Rt 66 E, at Laughlin
Roubidoux River Access
Hwy 17 south of the steel bridge -
1 mile north of Waynesville
Rainbow Trout February through October
Rod & Reel Magazine Online and read about the Trout
Bum Tournament held each spring. The Ozark Graylings
threw a line in at the Roubidoux.
Camping along the Roubidoux:
Roubidoux Springs Campground & RV Park
Historic Route 66 West - Waynesville, MO 65583
Another feature unique to Pulaski County is the
Roubidoux Spring nestled below the bluff in Laughlin
Park, Waynesville, Missouri. Located below the spring is
a cave and is a popular site for cave diving. The
average flow is 37 million gallons per day. Laughlin
Park at the Roubidoux Spring is a certified site on the
National Park Service National Historic Trail as an
encampment on the Trail of
and features an interpretive memorial
Roubidoux Spring is one of the few places in the state
where scuba spring diving is routinely allowed to
QUALIFIED and certified cavern or cave divers. ALL
DIVERS must register at the Waynesville Police
Department for permission before entering the spring.
The spring is located in the Laughlin Park, owned by the
City of Waynesville, Missouri. Picnic tables are
available. Fishing is allowed. enjoy a 1 mile walk along
the Roubidoux River on the Waynesville Walking Trail.
Diving in the underwater cave is allowed by PERMIT ONLY.
No charge for entry to view the spring.