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Bennett Spring State Park

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Address: 26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon, MO 65536
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Great fishing. More of a tourist park than a nature park.

Some of the best trout fishing in the nation! For the amount of commercialization and the number of people here you surprisingly still see a lot of wildlife. I've seen bald... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best trout fishing in the nation! For the amount of commercialization and the number of people here you surprisingly still see a lot of wildlife. I've seen bald eagles, golden eagles, snakes, muskrats, beavers, etc. In the evening after fishing hours it's not uncommon to see large herds of deer move into the park and start grazing... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have a great, affordable meal at the lodge. We have enjoyed watching the fly fishing and listening to the waterways. It is a great place for families and couples. We enjoy it even when it gets a little colder.

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Lawrence KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We love the beauty and peacefulness of this park. The people at the store and who take care of the cabins are wonderful and you mean the nicest people while fishing. We stayed in one of the new spring cabins and it was great. Beautiful rooms with an amazing view of the spring. Love the hooks for waders outside and... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Most of the physical infrastructure of Bennett Spring State Park was built of native stone during the Depression, and retains a classic, graceful feel. As the beautiful stream winds its way towards the Niangua River, it provides good, cold water habitat for trout. Yes, the conservation department stocks trout; no, it's not like shooting fish in a barrel. The park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Just spent two nights RV camping in the park. Campground one is open. Electric is on at sites, no water at sites but spigot by bathroom was on. One shower open ( hot water) but no heat. The bathroom right next to shower room is open with heat and hot water in sink... Was clean and stocked despite no camp... More 

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Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful park, nice trails, camping, cabins, fishing. excellent restaurant. Feels like you are a million miles away, but actually you are only a few miles from a bustling town on the interstate. Great place to get away and relax whether it be for a day or a week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was our third time down here and have always enjoyed the park and the people you meet there. will be back

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was not my first trip to Bennett Spring State Park and it won't be my last. There is plenty to do even if you are not going there to fish. I personally love to walk around the park. The hatchery is a great learning experience for people of all ages. You can arrange educational tours of the hatchery during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

As with any state park/hatchery in Missouri, you'll drive a long way and make several turns in the road before arriving at a typically pristine and beautiful environment. Bennett is a great place to fish but there are some other amenities to keep non-anglers amused and good eating at the lodge. Staff is also knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful example fot... More 

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Red River, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Bennett Springs Park and Trout Hatchery is in a easy to find, beautiful setting. Something for everyone even if you are not into fishing. You can park and hike, feed the fish or just check them out at the hatchery. Lots of wide open spaces to let kids roam. We enjoyed parking and just watching people fishing. Great for picnics.... More 

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