Bennett Springs State Park

     


Lebanon, Missouri
Phone: (417) 532-4338

Sites: 189
Recent Rate: $24 9/2014


Latitude: 37.7303350956362
Longitude: -92.859867811203

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 13
  • Good 6
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

21 Reviews

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Jennyf12345

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is one of our favorites! It does get busy in the summer and we prefer staying early or late in the season to avoid the crowds. Trails are amazing. Worth the hike to the tunnel. Neatest little old cemetery tucked in a few miles in. One thing that turns me off is that there are usually gross fish guts in the water, wish people were more considerate about where they gut their fish. Would suggest avoiding the kids fish free weekend in May. Loop One, as people have mentioned, is totally flat and has full hookups, but sites are close, in full sun, little privacy. The sites up the hill are much better, heavily wooded, and well-spaced. Things do get a bit noisy, lots of activity. Restaurant is a plus. The newest shower house has individual rooms, which is nice with small children. There was a new shower house in another loop that had not yet opened when we were there. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 133
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Too bad we are only staying here one night. This is an absolutely beautiful park and campground. We stayed in the full hookup CG near the entrance. The camp site was paved with concrete and pretty level. We could leave our toad hooked up since we had a pull through. The utilities were more than adequate. You will want to use a water pressure regulator here. The only thing that was a problem was the confusing signs directing us to the campground. Sorry we had no time to try out the trout fishing that brings most people here. We would certainly return here if we are ever in this area. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Trout fishing is the big draw here. It is an extremely popular park and people come from all over the midwest to stay here. We don't fish, but really enjoyed hiking the trails, and watching the fishermen. It is one of the few parks in Missouri where the restaurant is open during the week during the fishing season-- March 1- Oct 31, so that was a bonus for us. As other reviewers have pointed out, Loop 1 is near the river, with Loops 2 and 3 further up a large hill, and Loops 4 and 5 even higher and further up the hill. The full hookups are in loop 1, and are reserved well in advance. We stayed in loop 5, which is all first come, first served. It had some nice, private sites, but the restroom in this loop had not been remodeled, as had the ones in the other loops. In our loop wi-fi was available but so slow we abandoned trying to use it. The park is immaculately maintained, and the nature center was interesting. The dining lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), along with some of the pavilions and the river gauge. Bennett Spring itself was beautiful, with a flow of over 100 million gallons a day. Our rate reflects electric only hookup, and a $2 resident disability discount. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Glory Bee

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gem of a place! The campsites are level and quiet. It is a beautiful location and lodge has a great restaurant. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful. We will be back! We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User1820

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our first time here, and we were very surprised that it was as nice as it is. Beautiful area, very clean, and well laid out. We have a 39ft. motorhome and there is a very narrow and scary bridge coming in, but there is another entrance up the hill on Hwy 64. We were here in November so the water was turned off, but everything was there. We will return. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Myridge

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park: we come here twice a year, spring and fall. On of my favorites. The sites are big and almost always level. Very clean. Great lodge for breakfast but I haven't had any other meals here. Also, I have used the rental cabins here too. Those were very nice but rather pricey. The trout hatchery is very neat. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User2715

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed at Bennett Springs State Park campground for years now and have always enjoyed the place. There are 5 different campgrounds but we stayed in campground 1 where all sites are full hookups with concrete pads. Campgrounds 2 thru 5 are located on top of a steep hill and sit in the trees. They are nice campgrounds as well, but only offer 30 amp service with no water or sewer. There are places to fill your holding tanks and the dump station in nicely located and easily accessible. If you wish to stay in campground one I would advise you to plan ahead and make a reservation since this campground stays pretty full during the summer. The trout fishing is excellent as are the play grounds, hiking trails and pool. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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TeamBrownOG

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for the weekend. We came for the trout fishing and stayed at Campground 4. The campground is very nice and clean. All facilities are in excellent working order and very clean. The sites are a little bit on the small side and somewhat cramped together. We were a little disappointed that campground 4 was so far away from the fishing area. We had to drive to the spring as it was too far to walk. Campground 1 seems like a better choice for those interested in fishing. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Arizona123

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground if you like trout fishing. Excellent restaurant, with fast service. We would stay here again. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Travelin Rose

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for Campground 4. It is up a steep hill and in the woods. Roads and sites are asphalt. There are both level and unlevel sites. Sites are electric only. It is a very rustic area. We hadn't made reservations and couldn't get a site in Campground 1 which is full hookups and where most big rigs stay. It is more park like with paved sites, grass and a few trees. I would give Campground 1 a considerably higher rating than Campground 4. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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hoovmark

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent only one night, but from our observations this is a great, clean park. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our corner site was a level concrete pad surrounded by grass. Plan to return in future to explore further. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Illinois_Snowbird

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The pads are concrete and very level. There was plenty of room to park a motorhome, dolly and car. The staff was very helpful. They spent considerable time trying to find us a site to extend our stay. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bonnielea

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The only reason that we did not give this park an excellent rating is because of the park hosts. There are to many of them. They visit only with each other. They are snippy if you ask a question or request printed material. I asked for the location of a coin laundry and no one could tell me or offer where I could get the information. The host in site 117 across from us had a tail gate party several evenings and was very loud. I asked them after 10:30 to please adhere to the quite hour rules and was met with blank stares. They continued to party another hour after my request. It is difficult to get a reservation in area 1 and we counted over 8 host spots being occupied. They fished and visited with each other but we could see no other results of having so many hosts in one area. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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momofthreeinmo

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed a peaceful if not wet long weekend at Bennett Springs. The park was much larger than I thought it would be. We camped in loop number 1 in site 124. We made our reservations online and really thought the website indicated water would be on March 1. Although water in the campground was on, the individual sites didn't have water available until April 15. The volunteer at the front was a little snippy about that, so he must have heard more complaints other than ours. Sites in loop 1 are within walking distance of the river. They are the only full hook up sites so there is only one restroom in that area. Not one restroom building, but actually one restroom. Campsites in 2-5 are not within walking distance of the river and are up a pretty large hill. Those sites are wooded and more private. Sites in loop 1 are more open, but there were still several trees. Wireless is now available in the restaurant and they have a table set up in the "shop" area that will make it comfortable. I tried using the laptop from the car in the parking lot but didn't get a strong enough signal. The fishing was good, the kids had a blast and the campground was fun! We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Steven L. Agnola

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. If you love to fish this is the place to be. We enjoyed the quietness of the area. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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