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, 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 twice per month during our season by an engineering firm. Happy swimming everyone!!!
We are closed for the 2018 season! Thank you all who visited us!
We open Memorial Weekend 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 is $10/person 11 yrs old & up. Children 10 yrs old and younger: $6/person
Holiday Pricing: $10/person 11 yrs old and up, children 10 yrs and younger $6/person.
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.
ADA parking is located by the beach entrance.
Our parking lot is gravel. Guests are required 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 & Restrooms
We do have changing rooms for your convenience. Restrooms are located behind the changing rooms and other clearly marked locations around the venue. Starting in 2018, we have bathrooms with flushing toilets, air conditioning, hand wash sinks and a baby changing station. There is a $1 a day fee that can be paid for at the admissions desk or rentals.
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. Guests can not enter parking lot with out shoes.
No diving anywhere. All water entrances must be made feet first.
From St. Louis: Take I-44 west to Rolla, take Exit 186 and turn left over I-44. You will be on Hwy 63/Bishop Ave. Travel ~2 miles and turn left 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 Kingshighwayturn. Turn Right at Hwy 63/Bishop Ave. At the next intersection turn left onto Hwy 72. Turn left and 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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