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Bennett Spring State Park

26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon, MO 65536
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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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 NEW 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

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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

Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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

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.

Russellville, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took my 15 yr and 12 yr old fishing here even though we did not catch a one we had a very enjoyable time. you can rent waders, poles and such at the store. We are novices at trout fishing so that is why we probably did not catch any there were lots of people who did around us. Fish... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The water is cold and clear. Fishing seemed to be food. I fished outside of the park and did very well. There where more women and children fishing here than iv ever seen anywhere else which was great to see. It's easy access with lots of options to choose from. There are playgrounds an picnic areas all over. I look... More

Sesser, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bennett Springs State Park is beautiful and VERY well maintained. We chose it as a little couple's get away. Trout fishing is the order of the day at Bennett Springs. There wasn't a section of water that didn't have fishermen in it! We loved watching them and the scenery is breathtaking! From couples to families we saw it all!!! If... More

Fulton, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beautiful setting, magnificent large spring, with full wading experience and loads of fish. Have gone there all my life and has something for everyone who wants nature, outdoor, fishing experiences. Single, couple and family!!!!

Springfield, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband, youngest daughter (17) and I spent a long weekend at Bennett camping with my parents and it was wonderful; just what I remembered from the many times I camped as a youngster growing up. The camping, trout fishing, hiking, and pool were excellent. We lucked out with weather warm enough to swim yet tolerable for walking around the... More

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