Benson State Recreation Area

Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Exhibit Information
  • Fishing (ADA)

Simon Benson was a lumber magnate, philanthropist, and one of the principal promoters of the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. Located one mile west of Multnomah Falls on I-84 at milepost 30 (eastbound access only), picnickers love this park; there's even a disc golf course and a reservable shelter for groups.

Try your luck catching some of the thousands of rainbow trout stocked each month into the lake between March and October. This is a non-motorboat lake, (no boat launch) so it's perfect for rowboats and swimmers.

Please secure your valuable when enjoying our parks.  Thank you!