Bennett Spring is the third largest spring in Missouri stretching 1.5 miles long. Often times called Bennett Springs, it is actually just a single spring. Bennett Spring yields about a hundred million gallons of water each day, and is one of state’s best trout fishing spots. At Bennett Spring State Park you will find camping, hiking, and fishing. On March 1st, the opening day of trout season, the banks are crowded with people. It’s fun to join the chaos and fish shoulder to shoulder catching one fish after another.
There are three fishing zones:
Flies only – Hatchery dam upstream to the end
Flies and lures – Hatchery dam to the whistle bridge
Soft plastic bait, natural baits (no flies or lures) – The whistle bridge to the Niangua River
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Bennett Spring in Missouri has 3,216 surface acres and is 1.5 miles long.
CONTACT INFO AND DIRECTIONS:
Cabins, Motel Rooms, Restaurant, Store, Tackle, Restrooms, Nature Center
Tent Sites, Electric, Full Hookup, Dump, Showers, Laundry
Forest Trail – .70 mile loop, starts behind Nature Center
Natural Tunnel Trail – 7.5 mile loop, starts near Bennett Spring
Oak Hickory Trail – .30 mile loop, starts behind Nature Center
Savanna Ridge Trail – 2.5 mile loop, starts near Bennett Spring
Spring Trail – .60 mile one way, starts at concrete steps on Trout Drive
Whistle Trail – 1 mile one way, starts near the confluence with the Niangua River
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Canoeing/Rafting on the Niangua River