News Release 233

Concession contract awarded at Bennett Spring State Park

Volume 38-233 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. APRIL 20, 2010 -- The contract for the concession operation at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon has been awarded to the incumbent concessionaire, MO Parks, Inc., operated by Jim and Carmen Rogers, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today.

The Rogers submitted one of three responsive bids the department received for the concession operation, which includes lodging, the dining lodge, store, swimming pool and canoe rentals. The 10-year contract will begin Jan. 1, 2011. The Rogers have been concessionaires at Bennett Spring State Park since 1983.

Bennett Spring State Park is located at 12 miles west of Lebanon. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit