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“quiet spot to hike”

Bennett Spring State Park
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Lebanon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 and nature lovers seeking to make new memories. More than 100 million gallons of clear, cool water gush from Bennett Spring each day and form a spring branch stocked daily with rainbow trout waiting for lucky fishermen. Fishing may be the main draw but the park also offers many other amenities such as a dining lodge, campgrounds, cabins and hiking trails. Whether you are a traditional fishing enthusiast or someone seeking a place to relax and refresh, Bennett Spring State Park has what you need to make every trip one to remember.
Reviewed May 26, 2014

good walking trails and good restaurant. Bug spray highly recommended for ticks and skeeters. Have trout hatchery tour and very nice nature center.

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great location easy to get around; parking area is very good and accessible to the water. Store has a large stock of fishing items; food and very good restaurant.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We spend time here every summer with our grandchildren, they range from 7 to 12 years in age and they all enjoy feeding the fish and just walking along the stream to watch others fish. Sometimes grandpa will fish with them.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We live near the park and use it regularly. Excellent trout-fishing, beautiful spring, challenging hiking trails. Every time we have company from out of the area or the grandchildren visit, we take them to Bennet Springs. The trout hatchery is interesting for all. Be sure to take lots of quarters for the kids to feed the fish. Hiking trails are available from easy to difficult. Be sure to go heavy on the insect-repellant because the ticks can be awful!!
The cabins to rent are clean and nice and the camping is okay, but no trees for most campsites.
The nature center provides interesting program for kids & adults. Missouri state parks are all very good, this park is one of their Crown Jewels.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live about 2 miles from here. Good food, great service. Nice place to eat. Great way to spend an afternoon with family just looking at the fish. As far as the restaurant I have had gastric surgery and the waitress here was very welling to work with me with my portion size along with the PRICE. My husband and I enjoy eating here for a family style dinner. He always goes to the food bar and eats until he is full.
Bennett Springs is great for family and has nice summer activites for all.
The pool is very nice for summer fun and birthday parties. A great place for family picnics.

Thank Marianne J
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