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Bennett Spring State Park
BENNETT SPRING STATE PARK
BENNETT SPRING STATE PARK
26250 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, Missouri   65536

Phone: 417-532-4338
Toll Free: 800-334-6946
Reservations: 877-422-6766
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Bennett Spring State Park
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In the mid-19th century, settlers found Bennett Spring to be an ideal spot for grist and flour mills. Today, most people come to Bennett Spring State Park to struggle with the rainbow trout, or just to marvel at the 100,000,000 gallons of clear, cool water that gush from the spring each day.

The spring valley - once a popular camping ground for farmers waiting for their grain to be ground at the mill - still attracts visitors interested in camping, hiking and canoeing. A Bennett Spring "hike" can be a leisurely stroll along the tree-shaded spring branch, or an invigorating seven miles to tour an interesting natural tunnel. Those looking for less rugged pleasures will enjoy the rental housekeeping cabins, the public swimming pool and the park's rustic dining lodge.

Fishing enthusiasts will be found casting their lines along the spring branch, while others visit the exhibits interpreting Missouri's springs and natural environment at the nature center. Now, at 3,216 acres, the state park that arose around Peter Bennett's spring continues to delight all comers.
Camping
Bennett Spring State Park has five campgrounds and offers basic, electric, and sewer/electric/water campsites. Services available include reservable sites, a dump station, showers and laundry. Water is available April 15 through Oct. 15.

Campground 1 is open year-round. Campgrounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 are closed November through Feb. 24.

For reservations, there is a required minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept. 15.
Nearby Accommodations
Meadow View Ranch Guesthouse - Lebanon, MOCottages and Cabins
Come stay with us 170 acres of rolling hills in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Close to State Parks, National Forests, Conservation Areas, and the Niangua River. Many great places to shop just a car ride away. Located 10 miles from town. Pets welcome
5.4 miles from park*
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Swimming
The swimming pool is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend at Bennett Spring State Park. Pool hours are from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. A fee is charged.
Boating
Canoe Rental:

Canoes and rafts are available for rent on an individual or group basis for float trips on the Niangua River. Reservations can be made beginning in April for trips starting the second week in May at the earliest. The season typically runs from Memorial Day to the second weekend in September. Float trips are available every day of the week except for Wednesdays. Beginning the first day of September, float trips are limited to Saturday and Sunday only.

Ho Hum is a nine-mile float trip lasting four to five hours. Weather permitting, the trip departs every day of the week except for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Rafts depart at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. only.

For additional information, please call (417) 532-4307.


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Things To Do in the Area
Redbeard's Ranch - Lebanon, MOHorseback Riding
Redbeard's Ranch is a peaceful, scenic, 295-acre, family-oriented campground in Missouri Ozark hill country with approximately 1 mile of Niangua River frontage. Shaded campsites line the riverfront while the wooded hills and open meadows are ideal for other activities such as horseback riding, hiking, bird-watching, and hunting.
Web Site: redbeardsranch.com
3.7 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 6 for the outdoorsmans paradise. by bigbird81
This is one of my best trout parks in Missouri. My family has their family reunion there and the memories you can get from this place are ones to share for a life time. I look forward to going there every year...
July 25 by A. Davis
Very nice nature center. Kids loved the trails. An inexpencive outing for the grandkids.
July 5 Absolutely Wonderful by Rog Jr.
Great fishing beautiful stream Loved the hatchery great place to take my grandaughter.
June 20 love this place by jmarkle
We love bennett springs. we actually got married in the park. it is very relaxing and peaceful. we will continue coming here every summer!!
March 24 Great fishing! by Tom
Been going 30+ years. You must expect it to be crowded on weekends because its the best park in Missouri, but well worth it to me. I have met and fished with many friends there. It is near impossible to get a room or camp site without planning way ahead. The park is clean and beautiful, with hiking camping fishing and canoeing, and plenty to do in Lebanon, Lake of the Ozarks, Springfield and Branson, which are all within a reasonable driving distance, as well as three other trout parks!
January 6 great!! by Mary
This is a fun place for a family. My kids love feeding the fish! It is such a beautiful place also, everytime I go to Missouri I go to Bennett Springs!!
October 28 Still the same by Love to fish
I went back to Bennett with a family member this last week. He wanted to get some fly fishing in before the end of the season. It is a very non-friendly place. This trip will be the last one I will take to Bennett. I think others should think about boycotting this park until the park staff improves and the good old boy system is gone.
October 17 to crowed-camp host are clickish by cool bear
I have gone to Bennett a few times. The staff is not polite at all. They think we are a bother to them. I over heard the staff say that it will be nice when the campers leave. Are we not the reason they have jobs? . The dinning lodge food is way to expensive. The fish are terrible to eat. I would avoid this place.
October 4 VERY NICE!!! by ALABAMA VISITOR
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT STATE PARK. THERE IS A VERY NICE DINING FACILITY AND FISHERMEN WILL LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST THEIR SKILLS AGAINST THE RAINBOW TROUT. NICE PLACE FOR A FAMILY DAY TRIP OR VACATION. THE TROUT ARE RAISED AT THE PARK-REALLY SOMETHING TO SEE.
July 1 Great place to relax and enjoy the Famil by Relaxing with the family
We have family reunions about every 2 years and really enjoy the fishing and canoeing. We also enjoy the swim pool and childrens playground area. I would recomend the quiet shaded park to all who want a nice quiet few days or week.
August 18 This is Heaven by smadudley@aol.com
My wife and I, Grandkids all enjoy Going to Bennett Springs. Great Getaway. Just to relax, fish, have family gatherings, you are on your own!!!! Jim Rogers and his staff are wonderful, to answer your questions to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
August 13 Excellent for the family!
July 30 by ROG


Area Campgrounds

Fort Niangua River Resort, Inc.
84 Cat Hollow Trail
Lebanon, MO
417-532-4377


Redbeard's Ranch
30075 Marigold Drive
Lebanon, MO
417-533-7337


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From St. Louis:

Bennett Spring State Park is 161 miles from the I-270 and I-44 interchange; the trip will take about 3 hours 15 minutes depending on traffic. Go west on I-44 for 148 miles to Exit 129; you are now in Lebanon. At the top of the off ramp, turn right onto Hwy. 5 /Hwy. 32. Stay straight on Hwy. 5 for 1.5 miles, until you reach the intersection of Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 5. Go straight on Hwy. 64 for 10.5 miles then turn left on Hwy. 64A. Travel for one mile until reaching the state park.

From Kansas City:

Bennett Spring State Park is 178 miles from Arrowhead Stadium; the trip will take about 4 hours 45 minutes depending on traffic. Drive east on I-70 for 68 miles to Exit 78A. Go south on U.S. Hwy. 65 for 90 miles to the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 65 and Hwy. 64 at the village of Louisburg. Turn left on Hwy. 64 and drive for 17 miles then turn right on Hwy. 64A. Travel for one mile until reaching the state park.

From Jefferson City:

Bennett Spring State Park is approximately 95 miles from Jefferson City and should take about 2 hours 15 minutes depending on traffic. Drive west on U.S. Hwy. 54 for 58 miles to the town of Camdenton. Turn left onto Hwy. 5 and go 25 miles to the town of Lebanon. Turn right on Hwy. 64 and drive 10.5 miles then turn left on Hwy. 64A. Travel for one mile until reaching the state park.

From Springfield:

Bennett Spring State Park is approximately 63 miles from Springfield and should take 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. Drive east on I-44 for 51 miles to Exit 129; stay in the left turn lane on the exit ramp. You are now in Lebanon. Turn left onto Hwy. 32/Hwy. 5 and stay straight on Hwy. 5 for 1.5 miles, until you reach the intersection of Hwy. 64 and Hwy. 5. Go straight on Hwy. 64 for 10.5 miles then turn left onto Hwy. 64A. Travel for one mile until reaching the state park.

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