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Bennett Spring State Park

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Beautiful state park, winter day trip

I came here on an eagle viewing hunt. Didn't see any (couldn't identify what I saw flying in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara M
Springfield, Missouri
Quiet and Relaxing!

This is my favorite go to place 10 miles outside of Lebanon. In April when trout season starts, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie G
Lebanon, Missouri
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout fishing”(45 reviews)
“nature center”(19 reviews)
“great fishing”(18 reviews)
The valley that cradles Bennett Spring has created a place of peace and recreation that has welcomed generations of enthusiastic anglers. Bennett Spring State Park is one of Missouri’s earliest state parks and continues today to attract fishermen...more
26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO 65536-6797
+1 417-532-4338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here on an eagle viewing hunt. Didn't see any (couldn't identify what I saw flying in the air) but we did see a beautiful hawk or two. The park itself if pretty, and lots of places to stop and view if you are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite go to place 10 miles outside of Lebanon. In April when trout season starts, it can be really hectic, but after that it's no so crowded. They have cabin rentals, fish hatchery, motel, campsites for full & partial hookups, swimming pool,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoy fishing at bennett springs. i however cannot understand why they do not put in a fish cleaning station. when fish are cleaned there is no place to put the guts and bones. roaring river has a fantastic fish cleaning station.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We visited Bennett Spring State Park while passing through the Lebanon area. I think that most people come here to fish as there were lots of fishermen in the creek, but they also have some great hiking trails. Didn't see anyone else on the trails,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Was wonderfully surprised on my visit. I went to the park to visit the trout hatchery and found a very nice restaurant, many campsites and walking trails galore amongst the Ozark mountains.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank navigator7772
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

If you like trout fishing, you need to visit. Campsites and cabins fill up months in advance. Lodge restaurant not so great, spend the money on groceries instead. Campsites are organized and clean with great facilities and hookups.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OkobojiOrt
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a wonderful park for those who like to camp, canoe, and fish. The park is nestled among the hills and bluffs of the Niangua River. The park is easily accessible, and very clean. There is a fish hatchery there as well as a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 343jayh
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Well like everyone I’ll start by saying I’ve been going to Bennett for 50 years. Sometimes you run into rude people but that’s everywhere. I like to fish here the new manager is doing a great job for the fishery’s. On a sour note I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ron-cindy
Reviewed 4 October 2018

(it was last year) Park and area is great & clean. Very family friendly too. Thats why I guess its so crowded there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Esa E
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We love going to Bennett Spring. We walk around, feed the fish, and sometimes buy a trout tag and go fishing. I highly recommend coming to Bennett Spring anytime you are in this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 July 2017|
Response from K154IRrobertp | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can answer that accurately so you may want to call Bennett Springs directly at 800-334-6946. It is not long though and is readily accessible with motor homes and 5th wheels if that is your concern.
Goose H
11 July 2017|
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Response from Lynda R | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to going through a campground like Riverfront.
Roger J
7 September 2016|
Response from indygal619 | Reviewed this property |
Just saw this question. Don't think you can ride an ATV in the state park but maybe places around there.