Taken from the Department of Natural Resources website. (

LOCATION: Dallas/Laclede County, 12 miles west of Lebanon on Highway 64. 

SIZE: Ranked the 4th largest spring in the state with an average discharge of 100 million gallons of water per day.

OWNERS: Operated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  Bennett Springs is also one of the few sites that are open to the public (and free) from November through February.  However, only six divers may enter the spring a day.  


NOTES:  This site is only accessible to exploration by the OCDA during periods of extremely low rainfall.  There is a restriction around 80′ that creates a very high flow under normal conditions.