Can you feed the fish at Bennett Springs?

The Park office can be reached at (417)-532-2128. To be sure of fishing regulations, report a fishing violation, attend a hatchery tour, or feed the fish, see the folks at Bennett Spring State Fish Hatchery. The hatchery is located in the north end of the park next to the spring.

Can you use live bait at Bennett Springs State Park?

Gigging, snaring, snagging and the taking of live bait are NOT permitted. No person shall continue to fish for nay species in these trout waters after having four trout in possession. Wading is permitted by anglers only. Swimming and use of water craft is prohibited.

Do you need a fishing license to fish at Bennett Springs?

Unless exempt, you need fishing permit as well as a daily trout tag from March 1 to October 31. The daily trout tag is $4 for adults and $3 for youth 15 and younger. Trout tags and permits can be purchased at the park.

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What fish are at Bennett Springs?

at Bennett Spring State Park. Put on your waders and cast your line for trout! The thrill of filling your skillet with fresh-caught rainbow trout awaits you at Bennett Spring State Park. The spring branch is stocked daily during the regular fishing season, which is March 1 through Oct.

Does Bennett Springs have service?

Bennett Spring State Park has five campgrounds and offers basic, electric, and sewer/electric/water campsites. On-season services may include reservable sites, a dump station, showers and laundry.

Is Bennett Springs open for fishing?

Bennett Spring Trout Park is open for catch-and-release fishing only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from the second Friday in November thru the second Monday in February. … During catch-and-release season, only flies may be used and all fish must be released unharmed immediately.

What fish are in the Niangua River?

Niangua River is a stream near Lebanon. The most popular species caught here are Smallmouth bass, Rainbow trout, and Largemouth bass. 82 catches are logged on Fishbrain. Please use your best judgement when determining where you can fish, and make sure you follow local rules and regulations.

What is a marabou jig?

A marabou jig is a fishing lure made of marabou feathers (usually down feathers that come from a turkey). The feathers are dyed various colors, then tied with thread to a hook that is weighted with a lead, bismuth or tungsten head that is also painted.

What time does the bell go off at Bennett Springs?

Beginning Time: 6:30 a.m. Ending Time: 8:30 p.m.

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Is chumming legal in Missouri?

Use of chum is prohibited.

How deep is the spring at Bennett Springs?

Each day the water feeding Bennett Springs dissolves and removes an estimated 60 tons of dolomite from underground passages. – Divers have explored and mapped 100 feet into the spring (a depth of 75 feet from the surface).

Can you swim in Bennett Springs?

Yes. There is a swimming pool.

What can you do at Bennett Springs?


  • fishing.
  • camping.
  • lodging.
  • hiking.
  • dining.
  • Interpretive Programs.
  • Canoeing/Kayaking.
  • Special-Use Camping.

Can you kayak at Bennett Springs State Park?

The Niangua runs through Bennett Spring State Park. This river is great fun for families and perfect for easy kayaking, canoeing, and floating on a raft. Also known for fantastic trout fishing, the Niangua waters are refreshingly cool and clear in the summer.

Is Bennett Spring still open?

Official Bennett Spring State Park Site. Now open for regular season seven days a week. The park pool is closed due to public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

Does Bennett Springs have WiFi?

Free WiFi in the park and campground if needed.