8.7 Excellent
     
Lebanon, Missouri

Bennett Springs State Park

Lebanon, Missouri



Lebanon, Missouri
Phone: (417) 532-4338

Sites: 189
Recent Rate: $26 9/2016

Latitude: 37.730335095636
Longitude: -92.859867811203

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hookup campground has level, paved, reasonably sized sites. Within a few yards of the trout stream that seems to be the main attraction. I'm not a fisherman but this is still a great place to visit. They have several campgrounds including the whole range of amenities from none to full hookups with wifi. The wifi isn't great but it's better than most campgrounds. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
148
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't let your GPS lead you north of route 64 alt. Coming from Lebanon you want to make a left turn from 64 onto 64 alt. The park entrance north of 64 alt takes you across a bridge you probably don't want to cross in an RV.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground located in a state trout park. Very nice campground, well laid out and very maneuverable with a large rig. The lodge has nice restaurant that caters to the fishing crowd. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful place! We stayed here in the spring and fell in love with it. They ran out of sites before my sister could reserve one, so she ended up staying just down the road. They had limited hookup sites but were extremely awesome as well, and the sites were more secluded than the state park. All in all, we love Bennett Springs. The people are stupendous, the landscape is inspiring and the roads are surprisingly maneuverable for rv'ers. Beautiful. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in the full hookup campground and loved it. The pull-through was nice and level and the whole park is just beautiful. We don't trout fish, which is the big draw here, but spent three nights and truly enjoyed everything about this place. Full hookup sites must be reserved well in advance, it seems. We ate at The Lodge, which is the restaurant built by the CCC back in the 20s. Lovely place with very good food. We loved it here and will definitely come back. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
136
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park with excellent trout fishing. Nice flat concrete pads. Clean and kept well. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 164
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, large park, ton's of fishing going on. Stayed in campground #2 and yes as past have said it is a large hill going up from #1. Overall had a nice stay. Weekenders were a little loud, but expected. Sites were spread out nicely. Was surprised though how trashy the sites were. Spent a good half hour picking up bottle caps,wrappers and cigarette butts 6" from the fire ring,really :< (I smoked for 34 years and at least could make the ring and burn them.) The dump area is very poorly designed it runs downhill and left to right (even using blocks), so didn't get a good dump and had to re-flush at Loves on the way home. All in all,yes, we would stay there again if in the area. We camped at Bennett Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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