Bennett Springs

Bennett Springs State Park attracts the largest number of trout anglers over any other trout park in Missouri. The reason is there are more waters to fish, more nice places to stay and more to do in the surrounding area. The hatchery there stocks rainbows and brown trout in its stream every day of its summer season as well as some in the winter catch-and-release season, giving every fisherperson a good chance to hook and land a limit of four trout. Its banks are easy to fish from, and there’s handicap accessibility for the people who need it. Bennett’s waters run clear from its spring that produces about 100 million gallons per day.

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Latest News

High Water Event, July 2017

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 17th, 2016

Park is almost back to normal, water in spring branch cleared up a bunch today, Niangua is still a couple feet higher than before the rain, but falling. Just another summer flood, here and gone.. 4 feet less of a rise than in December…hatchery was unaffected..First pic is of flood water around noon Thursday, second pic was 8pm that night. I saw people hauling stringers of trout out that evening. read more…


Opening Day, 2014

Posted by Phil Lilley on September 4th, 2014


FlyFishinFool’s Bennett Springs fishing report, May 5-7

Posted by Phil Lilley on May 8th, 2014

Went down to BSSP on Mon-Wed 5/5-5/7. Temperatures were very warm (mid-80’s to low 90’s) and the wind on Tue afternoon & Wed was strong – 15-20mph gusting to 25mph. Fishing in Zone1 was decent, I caught over 90 fish in 18 hours of fishing (3hrs starting at the whistle & 3hrs in the evening). read more…