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Bennett Spring State Park

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Great place to fish and camp

We have enjoyed camping at Bennett Springs. The only down side to us was that there were no fish... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Linda J
Springfield MO area, United States
Beautiful state park

We have been going to Bennett Spring for over 30 years. Always a beautiful place with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Mindy M
Defiance, Mo
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“trout fishing”(42 reviews)
“great fishing”(17 reviews)
“nature center”(17 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 15 October 2017

We have enjoyed camping at Bennett Springs. The only down side to us was that there were no fish cleaning stations like Roaring River has. People just clean their fish and toss the remains right back in the river. Kind of messy.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Bennett Spring for over 30 years. Always a beautiful place with plenty of wildlife and variety of activities. I would NOT recommend eating at the lodge, though. We tried breakfast there twice and it was horrible. The eggs were tasteless...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A haven for fly fishing sportspeople worldwide, the park is also a local favorite for hiking, picnicking, and just enjoying the beautiful spring-fed stream.

Thank PeriwinkleFoolery
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Good place to hike. I am not much of a fisherman but it is busy to fish. I saw fishermen at arm's length from each other. The restaurant is great!

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Bennett Spring is a lovely park and a nice place to visit if you're in the area. The fishing is famous (and, frankly for my tastes, too crowded), but the spring is lovely, the trout hatchery interesting, and the amenities of pretty high quality.

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We've stayed at Bennett Springs several times.... always camping in a camper trailer. We always stay in campground #4... electric only. The full service section is a little too sterile for me... all concrete, grass and no trees. Each site has plenty of space, a...More

Thank Morris V
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, great for children. Frequent often. Great restaurant, fishing, hiking, picnic! Well kept.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I've been going to Bennett Spring State Park since I was a small toddler. It is my favorite out of all the Missouri Trout Parks. The fishing has been exceptionally well this year and its conveniently located between Springfield and Lake of the Ozarks for...More

Thank kahorn101
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were visiting the area on a company float trip and stopped to check out the park before heading home. The fish hatchery is very interesting, and it was a lot of fun to watch the fly fishing that was going on. Unfortunately it began...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour there and enjoyed the visit. We aren't fishermen, but enjoyed the park and the information presented. Ate dinner at the lodge which was a good experience... nice and convenient. Our state parks are treasures and should be visited!

Thank mddleman
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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.