Welcome to the Fugitive Beach! We are a family friendly beach located in Rolla, MO that opened in the summer of 2014.
The Fugitive Beach is located on a 25 acre Rock Quarry. We offer swimming for all ages, a 60’ waterslide, 50′ slip N slide, Nautilus (a large floating water toy with climbing wall & three slides), 10′, 15’ and 20’ cliff jumps, sand volleyball, human foosball, kiddie play area, pavilion rentals, changing rooms, and a Beach Bar and Grill.
When you first arrive at the beach, you will notice our beautiful blue water. We add pond dye to the quarry water to add to the beach like atmosphere. Keep in mind, our water is not clear like a pool. We are a natural environment with floating sediment that can potentially ‘cloud’ the water. To ensure that we are operating a safe environment for swimmers, we have the water tested once per month during our season by an engineering firm. Happy swimming everyone!!!
May 18, 2019, noon – 4pm, Dog & Cats Days of Summer. Your $5 admission will go directly to S.A.V.E., the new City of Rolla Save Animal Shelter Campaign. Join us for family fun day of games, swimming, giveaways, K9 demonstration, and representatives from the Animal Shelter for more information on adopting, giving, and volunteering. There will be furry friends here from the shelter looking for their forever homes. Sorry, no pets this time but look for a fun day after we close in September when we join up with S.A.V.E again!
We open May 25 2019! We are open 7 days a week, 10- 6 pm, until mid August, 2019.
After mid August, we are weekends (Saturday & Sunday) only. The hours will remain 10 am – 6 pm. With the exception of Labor Day Monday, our last day of operation for 2019.
Entry to the beach: $10/person 11 yrs old & up.
Children 10 yrs old and younger: $6/person.
Are you bringing a large group? Check out our GROUP PASSES pricing page for groups of 10, 20, and 30! Group Passes
*Pricing remains the same for holidays*
There is no cost for parking!! If you are traveling with a bus, van or other large vehicles, we encourage you to park on the perimeter of the parking lot. Please be courteous when parking. Do NOT double or triple park. People come and go from the beach throughout the day, please do not block them in. Please do not park in any area designated for handicap parking unless you have clear and visible tags.
Accessible parking is located by the beach entrance. Please park here only if you have a pass or license to do so.
Our parking lot is gravel. Guests are highly encouraged to wear shoes while in the parking lot.
For your convenience, we have an area at the entrance to the beach that you can load/unload your family, friends, and all your beach accessories!! You are welcome to pull your vehicle to the the loading/unloading zone and then go find parking.
Changing Rooms/Rinse Off/Restrooms
We do have changing rooms, rinse off area, and restrooms for your convenience, located behind admissions and rentals area. Additional restrooms can be found by the 10′ jump. Please take hourly breaks with your child to use these facilities.
In order to keep everyone safe during their visit to the beach, we require ALL children 10 & under to wear a life jacket. We also require all guests, regardless of age or swimming ability, to wear a life jacket if using the jumps, 65′ slide, Nautilus water obstacle, or swimming past the buoyed shallow area. Life jackets are available on site for a small rental fee of $5 but you are welcome to bring your own. Life jackets are available in all sizes, children to adult to XXL adult.
We also highly encourage wearing shoes at all times.
No diving anywhere. All water entrances must be made feet first.
From St. Louis: Take I-44 west to Rolla, take Exit 184 and turn left over I-44, You will go through two roundabouts and then Ridgeview Road. Stay on Ridgeview road for about 2 miles, at the traffic light is the intersection of Hwy 63 and Hwy 72, go straight on Hwy 72. Travel on Hwy 72 for ~8 miles. Turn right at County Road 5285. County Road 5285 makes a short ‘horseshoe’ road back to Hwy 72. The entrance to the Fugitive Beach is on this horseshoe.
From Springfield/Ft Leonard Wood: Take I-44 east to Rolla. Take exit 184, go through the double roundabout onto Ridgeview road. Stay on Ridgeview road for about 2 miles, at the traffic light is the intersection of Hwy 63 and Hwy 72, go straight on Hwy 72. Travel on Hwy 72 ~8 miles. Turn right at County Road 5285. County Road 5285 makes a short ‘horseshoe’ road back to Hwy 72. The entrance to the Fugitive Beach is on this horseshoe.
From Kansas City: Follow I-70 east to I-70 Connector S in Columbia. Take exit 128A from I-70 east. Get on US-54 W/ US 63 S in Jefferson City from US Hwy 63 S. Take US-50 east to US Hwy 63 south in Washington Township. Take US-63 S exit from US-50 E/US-63 S. Continue on Us Hwy 63 south into Rolla, turn left onto Hwy 72 and travel ~8 miles. Turn right at County Road 5285. County Road 5285 makes a short ‘horseshoe back to Hwy 72. The entrance to the Fugitive Beach is on this horseshoe.
From Jefferson City: Take Hwy 63 south into Rolla, turn left onto Hwy 72 and travel ~8 miles. Turn right at County Road 5285. County Road 5285 makes a short ‘horseshoe’ road back to Hwy 72. The entrance to the Fugitive Beach is on this horseshoe.
From Salem: Take Hwy 72 north to ~1 mile past the Phelps/Dent county line, turn left onto CR 5285. County Road 5285 makes a short ‘horseshoe’ road back to Hwy 72. The entrance to the Fugitive Beach is on this horseshoe.
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