Round Bottom Waterfall is located about 3 miles south of the Hickory/Benton
County line in Hickory County and near the Pomme de Terre River. It is described as a 14 foot waterfall at the head of a ravine near a 60 foot limestone (dolomite) bluff which "rims the western edge" of a north facing steep slope. The slope area is described as undisturbed virgin woods and is 1 1/2 miles south of the location of the mastodon dig.
It is in the S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of S 22,T 38 and R 22.
This article was used by permission of Jerry D Vineyard, Retired Deputy State Geologist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Land Survey. It appears in the book "Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri" by Thomas R Beveridge, Revised by Jerry D. Vineyard.
This article is submitted by Linda Crawford November 1998