Benson State Recreation Area

Show09/12/2014
Construction Advisory
Salmon Enhancement Project along Wahkeena Creek will include: 15 parking spots at entrance (west end) will be unavailable for parking during this time. The disc golf course will be out of commission during this project. Work will occur on weekdays only.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

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.