Shelter B

at Bennett Spring State Park

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 417-532-4338 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter may be reserved for any day of the week during any time of the season. Your reservation gives you use from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Shelter Amenities
  • Number of tables: 16 picnic tables.
  • Distance to beach: 40 feet.
  • Distance to playground: 40 feet.
  • Electricity: yes.
  • Grill(s): one grill.
  • Length x width: 57' x 25'.
  • Maximum occupancy: 100.
  • Restroom: restrooms across from shelter.
  • Water: fountain and hydrant available Apr 15-Oct 31.

For more information about the park's picnic areas, click here.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

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

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