State plans $1 million fix of Roaring River lodge
CASSVILLE (AP) - An historic lodge built at Roaring River State Park in the 1930s will be renovated and reopened after a $1 million project.
The three-story lodge opened in 1938 as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal relief program. It house guests and was the site of special events for decades and was used as a park store before closing in the past decade.
Missouri state parks director Bill Bryan said the renovations will include several suites upstairs and space for a public use area downstairs. The Joplin Globe reports plans are almost complete and bids will be sought soon.
The lodge project follows several other renovations at the park, including to cabins, campgrounds, the amphitheater and the pool.