10/6/2018 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO
This guided hike will leave the nature center and follow along Bennett Spring State Park Road 2 to reach the head of Bennett Spring. Participants will then hike Spring Trail that goes along the stream branch to the fish hatchery. Culverts, the historic Gauge House and a small bridge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s are features of the trail. The base of the hillside is where Bennett Spring Hanging Fen Natural Area has a steep, sloped seepage area called a fen. This fen is known for grasses and wildflowers associated with cold water. Sections of the trail feature a combination of woods, bottomland forest and stream habitats. Participants will views Bennett Spring, fish, fishing activities and other natural resources along the trail. Participants will be guided to the fish hatchery in time for the 10 a.m. tour or have the option to return to the nature center.
This hike is approximately 1 mile.
Hike time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.