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Bennett Spring State Park

Park Information

The Bennett Spring area was founded by pioneers who used the cool, rushing waters of the spring-fed stream for gristmills. Now, it’s one of America’s premier trout destinations where people come to wrestle with rainbow trout and fish a stream that’s stocked every night. Bennett Spring State Park has fishing, hiking that runs from simple to strenuous, and a lodge with hearty stick-to-your ribs food. The park's proximity to Interstate 44 makes it an easy trip from all parts of Missouri.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:

Sunrise to one hour past sunset, daily

 

Dining Lodge hours

7 a.m. to one hour after whistle during trout season

Nature Center hours

  • Feb. 25 through Oct. 31
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • Nov. 1 through Feb. 24
    Closed

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    Feb. 25 through Oct. 31
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
    Closed on state holidays. 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through Feb. 24
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • The park office is closed on state holidays.

Store hours

Fishing Season
One hour before through one hour after the regular fishing day schedule, daily during season 

November through January
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Address

26250 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536-6797

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (417) 532-4338
  • Lodging/Store: (417) 532-4307
  • Dining: (417) 532-4547
  • Nature Center: (417) 532-3925
Name that Trail: This trail is designed especially for people with visual or physical disabilities and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which now supports a variety of animal life. A short spur off of the trail takes hikers to the top of the granite outcrop, where they can explore the maze of giant elephant rocks. A second spur brings you to a point overlooking an old quarry site, where Missouri red granite was quarried from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Don’t know the answer? Get your copy of Trails of Missouri State Parks and read more about this and other exciting trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites at mostateparks.com.