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And here is this week’s Favorite Place: Bennett Spring, Missouri
If we weren’t enjoying the winter out here in California this is where we would be this coming weekend – Bennett Spring State Park. March 1st is the traditional start of trout season at this park. My husband is a fisherman down to the inside of his waders. (To see his monster salmon go here.) Bennett Springs is where fly fishermen go for their first ‘fishing-fix’ of the season. Of course, this time of the year it’s not for your nice-weather type fisher-person. Most years it’s very cold, often with snow on the ground.
If you are looking for Bennett Spring on the map , look at the center of Missouri, a little to the south and west. It’s near the town of Lebanon. There’s a good campgrounds in the park plus plenty of motels, cabins and other RV parks near by. There are some very nice hiking trails plus a fish hatchery as well as the spring. It’s very beautiful in warmer weather when the trees are in bloom. Keep this in mind for those people you know who love to fish. This is on our lifetime list of Favorite Places.
*Note on this picture: All of our pictures of Bennett Spring are in storage so I found a vintage postcard to share with you. It still looks pretty much the same way it did when my husband first took me here in the 1960′s.