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Nature Center

at Bennett Spring State Park

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Enjoy exhibits interpreting Missouri's springs and the natural environment surrounding Bennett Spring State Park at the park's nature center. Full-time staff offers a variety of nature programs, guided nature walks and year-round school programs. For additional information, please call 417-532-3925.

Hours

Feb. 25 through Oct. 31

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday

Nov. 1 through Feb. 24

  • Closed

Coordinates

37.722017, -92.854950

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

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

Winter Hours (Off-Season)
Nov. 1 through Feb. 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

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. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday