Benson State Recreation Area

  Emergency Closure 09/05/17
Closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire. Park staff will assess possible fire damage to trails, vegetation, parking areas and minor structures. This initial review will take time and the following parks will remain closed until they are safe for visitors. The opening dates will be determined later.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Fishing (ADA)
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Exhibit Information

                 Benson State Recreation Area is currently closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire

  • No Entry
  • No exceptions
  • Strongly enforced for your safety
  • All vehicles will be towed
  • Danger-No Rescue

 

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 parks.  Thank you!