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Explore Bennett Spring State Park

The 3,338 acre state park offers ample opportunity for camping, hiking and nature appreciation. There are both basic and improved campsites, as well as a sanitation station, modern restrooms, showers, coin-operated laundries and a camper store, fully stocked with groceries and fishing supplies. The adjacent Niangua River has long been popular as a float stream, and canoe rentals are available nearby.

Exhibits interpreting Missouri’s springs and the natural environment are on display at the nature center, where a naturalist offers programs throughout the year. Guided nature walks, spring wildflower hikes, fall foliage hikes and a variety of other presentations are all offered free.

More rugged hikes can be made on your own. The two and half mile Savannah RidgeTrail will challenge those wanting to see more Ozark backcountry. The seven and one-half-mile Natural Tunnel Trail extends along Spring Hollow to the Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel – an intact segment of a collapsed cave that is 15 feet high, 50 feet wide and 100 yards long. All together, 12 miles of hiking trails wind through Bennett Spring State Park, providing scenic views of the spring and spring branch as well as access to bluff tops, hardwood forest and small Ozark streams. There is also extensive oak-hickory forest, with an understory of redbud, dogwood, serviceberry trees and an abundant variety of wildflowers that provide a contrasting array of colors throughout the seasons. Beaver, muskrats, deer, turkey, mink, great blue heron and other wildlife all call the park home.


Learn about the History of Bennett Spring State Park.

Park Store

Visit the Bennett Spring State Park Store.

Park Map

Find your way around Bennett Spring State Park.


Feed your cravings at the rustic Dining Lodge.

Explore Bennett Springs