The Roaring River

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Roaring River, Jamaica

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Chokk Chokk
1727 reviews
I was not impressed May 01, 2011
One thing there is to be said about the Roaring River is that it might really roaring during the rainy season. Almost everything is given a name and is mentioned as an attraction in order to boost activities for board tourists stationed in resorts and to0 much time.

In many places in especially Northern Jamaica these sites have been nationalized in order to make them attractive for the cruise customers bringing in hard currency to the country.

I don’t think that The Roaring River would be classified, as it too was a minor attraction and also visualized what would happen to the other if they are not controlled. I was truly happy that I was there off season.

Roaring River is located just a few miles Northeast of Savanna La Mar in the little village of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury was one of the 24 estates owned by Peter Beckford, a horse trader who arrived in 1660 and broke his neck some 50 years later when he intervened in a riot in the Jamaica House of Assembly.

There are two sources of the Roaring River. One source of water gushes from and old aqueduct while the other is a Blue Hole where the upwelling of water flows down to meet the other source in a confluence at a 300-year-old Cottonwood tree. Part of the subterranean flow of this river passes through Karst limestone caverns snaking through a rock formation across the river from that tree.
The Roaring River
Views surrounding The Roaring River
Views surrounding The Roaring River
Views surrounding The Roaring River
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