Picnic Areas

at Bennett Spring State Park

If you are looking for a great place for a family reunion or a gathering of your friends, Bennett Spring State Park can accommodate with two picnic shelters available.

Shelter A or the Spring Shelter is $35 per day. It is located at the head of the spring and features a fireplace, picnic tables and an outdoor barbecue grill. There is a vault toilet in this area.

Shelter B or the Whistle Bridge Shelter is $45 per day. It is located near Whistle Bridge in the park, offers electricity and accommodates more people than Shelter A. It has many picnic tables and a large indoor grill. The restroom facility is accessible with flush toilets.

To reserve a shelter, contact the park to check for availability by calling 417-532-4338 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If available, fill out the Shelter Reservation Application and mail it to the park for approval. Submission of this application does not guarantee reservation of the shelter. Each 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.

Playgrounds are conveniently located in the day-use area, at Shelter A, at Shelter B and in Campground 2.