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Bennett Spring State Park

26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon, MO 65536
417-532-4338
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Jefferson City, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took our kids here for an over night camp trip. They loved feeding the fish. We didn't fish and glad we didn't. The river was very crowded. We walked the trail to the spring. I enjoyed it but the trail was very iffy for small kids or elderly. Some parts of the trail was very narrow. Will return but... More

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Branson West, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

there are no fish cleaning stations. Also it is a smaller river than Montauk trout park, Nice store, nice people. Fun place. Very very pretty.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am a regular at Montauk State Park near Licking, MO, but we decided to give Bennett a try over the Labor Day weekend. We camped in a reserved spot, which was nice with concrete pads, full hook-ups, etc. However, the trees were small, so there was a lot of sun on the campground. The fishing was OK/good, but the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place used to be a good place to bring your kids and camp. I learned how to fish here back in the day but find it very hard to bring my kids here and teach them. The summer crowd is horrible. Most people that go to Bennett now are there to drink and party. I usually make a point... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I just returned from a great trip to Bennett Springs State Park. My Nephew is really into fishing and we all decided a trip to Bennett would be great fun. My wife and I love to fish for trout, but being from Arizona we normally troll for them in high mountain lakes. We were looking forward to... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We camped in the lower campground. It was within walking distance of the fishing stream. And close to the pool. Very busy place, make reservations. Fun activities for kids, our favorite was the night hike. We also did a canoe trip - weekdays are more kid friendly on the river. We had kids ranging from 4 to 13 in our... More

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Forsyth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to fish but spent the day walking around the park and sitting on benchs to watch others fish....and they were catching alot!! We walked the 2/3 mile trail and there are so many different areas to fish or watch. Ate at the lodge and it was built by the CCC's and what history in the area!! Great day... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I began going to Bennett Spring State Park to enjoy the park, camp and trout fish back in the 1950's, when I was a small child with my family. After I became an adult and had a family of my own, other things took precedence and I would return only occasionally. My wife and I returned this past week, and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like to fish, this is the place. It's great for the seasoned fishermen and children. It's very safe too - a fun place to let your kids run and play. There's a fish hatchery that is interesting to visit as well.

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Russellville, Kentucky
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We return year after year for both a "guys trip" and a family trip. The park is fairly well maintained and self contained. It has had some hard times with the state budget problems, but the natural beauty is never diminished. Fishing is inexpensive and fun for anyone. Make sure you get both a fishing license and daily trout tags... More

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