Picnic Areas/Shelters

at Bennett Spring State Park

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A sunny picnic area with scattered picnic tables with grills


Picnic Shelters

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 $45 per day. It has a capacity of 50 people. 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.

inside of  one of the picnic sheltersShelter B, or the Whistle Bridge Shelter, is $55 per day. It is located near Whistle Bridge in the park, offers electricity and accommodates 100 people. It has many picnic tables and a large indoor grill. The restroom facility is accessible with flush toilets.

Shelter Reservations

To reserve a 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. 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.