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Bennett Spring State Park

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Beautiful State Park

We spent a couple days fishing at the springs. We also ate at the lodge one night. Wonderful food... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
St. Joseph, MO
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Peaceful camping

My home away from home for over 50 years. Beautiful valley setting. Great fly fishing. Hiking... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Jo Ann C
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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 9 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple days fishing at the springs. We also ate at the lodge one night. Wonderful food and service. Very good value. We have visited the site three times this spring and love it!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nancieb43
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My home away from home for over 50 years. Beautiful valley setting. Great fly fishing. Hiking trails for all abilities. I especially like the spring trail but for those more hearty folks the tunnel trail is worth the effort. This 65 year old did it,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jo Ann C
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This was our third time to camp at Bennett Springs. Same nice level site. Short walk to the little bridge where all the trout hang out. This time our camping club rented Shelter "B". Very very nice. Enjoyed it all day for $45! Great shopping...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank skk1943
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The park is very pretty and easy to navigate. Good trout fishing and nice hatchery setup. Saw a couple deer near the campsites and a few snapping turtles in the water so if wading be careful, I think it was section 1 were the turtles...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 8KB24
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a great place to take the family during the summer. You can feed the fish, play on the playground equipment, or hike the trails. You can also get yummy soft serve ice cream in the shop!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CaylaB1988
Reviewed 17 December 2017

What an amazing & beautiful place to take your family. People their are so warm & friendly. This a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kassie R
Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of the best places to fly fish for trout in Missouri with great atmosphere. Love camping in campground 1.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Bennett Springs has is a pretty place to visit it has several hiking trails the one me and my 15 year old granddaughter went on was pretty strenuous and we never did make it to the spot we had to turn around and come back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank grandma9Home
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stop by the Bennett Springs trout hatchery. Definitely a must see and great place to stay in MO! Recommend Riverfront campground for accommodations, canoe/raft rentals and a scenic place to stay.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TheRoadMasterKC
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Returning home from Branson, we stopped at Bennett Spring one of Missouri’s State Parks, which we learned had also been a CCC camp. Fishermen were everywhere fishing for and catching trout. A man proudly lifted to show me his stringer of two beautiful trout that...More

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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.