Roaring River, Petersfield

#8 of 8 in Nature in Westmoreland Parish
Roaring River Park is a heritage and nature park near Petersfield, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica.
The park is on the site of the Roaring River Estate which belonged to the Beckford family: Peter Beckford, William Beckford.
The Roaring River runs underground, before appearing near to Petersfield, close to the Roaring River Cave, a series of limestone caverns with a small mineral spring inside. The Roaring River Citizens Association, a local community group, looks after the caves and provides guided tours for visitors. There is also a fresh water sinkhole where visitors can swim and a landscaped private garden where visitors are welcome for a contribution.
The river provides the parish capital, Savanna-la-Mar, with its water supply and it is the most important source of water in central Westmoreland and the Georges plain.
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  • Roaring River is a beautiful site! Our guide was “Uncle Devon”. He is full of a lot of knowledge. He explained the history of the area ( the river provides water for 45 communities!) while we took a s...  more »
  • I was actually expecting a river and instead its a natural spring. The cave was interesting enough but I could have skipped it. Also after the guides shuffle you to the little bar where they try to se...  more »
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