Benson State Recreation Area

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Benson State Recreation Area

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

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. Free Fishing Day is an annual event around the first weekend of June. Anyone can bring their own pole (or use equipment provided) to try their 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, so it's perfect for rowboats and swimmers.

Map of Benson State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.578880, -122.127500

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Activities

  • Boating

    This is a non-motorboat lake, so it's perfect for rowboats and swimmers.

  • Fishing

    Free Fishing Day is an annual event around the first weekend of June (call 1-800-551-6949 for details). Anyone can bring their own pole (or use equipment provided) to try their luck catching some of the thousands of rainbow trout stocked each month into the lake between March and October.

  • Golfing

    There is a disc-golf course.

  • Hiking

    Hike around the disc golf course while enjoying the company of family and friends.

  • Picnicking

    Picnickers love this park! Picnic shelters are available, for reservations call the main phone number.

  • Water Sports

    This is a non-motorboat lake, so it's perfect for rowboats and swimmers.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year round.

Park Partners

Directions

Driving

I-84, 30 miles east of Portland.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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