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Bennett Spring State Park

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In the mid-19th century, settlers found Bennett Spring to be an ideal spot for grist and flour mills. Today, most people come to the 3,216 acre Bennett Spring State Park to wrestle with the rainbow trout, or just to marvel at the 100-million gallons of clear, cool water that gush from the spring each day.

The Spring Valley - once a popular camping ground for farmers waiting for their grain to be ground at the mill - still attracts visitors interested in camping, hiking and canoeing.

Camping & Lodging

Those looking for less rugged pleasures will enjoy the rental housekeeping cabins, the public swimming pool, and the park's rustic dining lodge.

Other Activities

Fishing enthusiasts will be found casting their lines along the spring branch, while others visit the exhibits interpreting Missouri's springs and natural environment at the nature center.

Bennett Spring State Park Running

  • 12 Miles 20 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bennett Spring State Park - 5

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7.9 mi 12.8 km #1Natural Tunnel Trail
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Whistle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lebanon, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Lebanon, MO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Spring Trail
Easy
Lebanon, MO
Easy
Lebanon, MO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Savanna Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO
Intermediate
Lebanon, MO

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Just inside the Nature Tunnel, the trail ends here but you can hop across rocks and follow the bank on the right to the other opening to view a small pool that drains into the creek.
Mar 29, 2020 near Lebanon, MO
Facing south from the Whistle Trail.
Oct 23, 2016 near Lebanon, MO
Soft singletrack along the creek.
Mar 29, 2020 near Lebanon, MO
Bennett Spring stone bridge.
Oct 23, 2016 near Lebanon, MO
Water flowing over the Bennett Spring spillway.
Oct 23, 2016 near Lebanon, MO
Up from Bennett Spring flows more than 100 million gallons of water per day.
Oct 23, 2016 near Lebanon, MO
Jenkins Family Homestead Cemetery established 1840.
Oct 17, 2016 near Lebanon, MO
October view toward Bennett Spring from Natural Tunnel / Savanna Ridge Trail.
Oct 17, 2016 near Lebanon, MO