Benson State Recreation Area

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. -3-4 disc golf baskets 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.