Kids Free Fishing Day - Rescheduled

6/10/2017 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

This event has been rescheduled from May 6 to June 10 due to flooding in the park.

This event is for kids age 15 and under.  The fishing area will be from the hatchery outlet in Zone 2 (located above the Whistle Bridge) to the last set of concrete stairs in Zone 3 and will be marked with yellow signs. We ask that adults do not actively fish in the kids-only area, but please do help your children learn the joy of fishing.  This area will be stocked heavily with fish and lunkers to ensure kids have the opportunity to be successful. Volunteers will be on hand in the fishing area to assist kids and offer advice on fishing .  A free lunch will be provided at shelter house B (located in Zone 2) from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for children age 15 and under.  Free educational events will also take place around shelter house B (located in Zone 2) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

If you would like more information about this event or would like to volunteer for Kid’s Free Fishing Day, please contact the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Bennett Spring Hatchery by phone at 417-532-4418 or e-mail the hatchery manager, Ben Havens, at or assistant hatchery manager Mike Perry at

Event time: 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

26250 Hwy 64A, Lebanon, MO | (417) 532-4338

Associated activities

  • Fishing