Bennett Spring State Park
Located in a valley surrounded by tall oak hickory trees, Bennett Spring makes the perfect spot for fishers looking to stay a few nights catching trout. Five different campgrounds in the park provide the perfect place to camp near the water, enjoy campfires at night and fish and canoe during the day. Rainbow trout appear daily in the spring, which leaves plenty of opportunities for those wanting to get a good catch. Between fishing trips, the park offers canoes, rafts and kayaks for rent on an individual basis. Bundle up and enjoy the amenities that spring in southwest Missouri provides.
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Pomme de Terre State Park
With the unpredictable weather in April, Pomme de Terre campsites serve as a great spot for those who want to camp in the spring while still staying dry. Two campsites, Pittsburg and Hermitage, provide a great place to stay near activities. The grounds are not too close to the lake, which makes the area a great place to set up your campsite. Check the weather before camping and dress accordingly, with rain jackets and layers. Canoeing and kayaking are available in Greg Fowler Lake, plus there are lots of chances to catch bass, walleye, catfish, crappie or muskie. The lake is usually well stocked with all of them.
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