Benbow Lake State Recreation Area


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Benbow Lake State Recreation Area


Location:2 miles south of Garberville at 1600 US 101.
Facilities:Developed family campsites (é), en route campsites, hike/bike campsites, restrooms, showers, RV hookups, picnic areas (é), hiking trails, boat launch, boat rentals.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, cultural programs, guided tours.
Special Features:Benbow Lake was created by construction of a dam across the south fork of the Eel River in 1928 and is located near the historic Benbow Inn.
Address:c/o North Coast Redwoods District Office
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502

Phone:707-923-3238
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=426
Size: 1,142 acres. Elevation: 400 feet.

See other parks in California.
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The top 10 California parks for families, according to the survey, are: Auburn State Recreation Area, Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, Fallen Leaf Campground, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Limekiln State Park, Palomar Mountain State Park and Russian Gulch State Park.
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, south of Garberville, has 75 campsites, a boat ramp and a large day-use picnic area.
The 2004 Top 100 Family Campgrounds: Allegany State Park, NY Antelope Island State Park, UT Auburn State Recreation Area, CA Ausable Point Campground, NY Bayou Segnette State Park, LA Bear Lake State Park, UT Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, CA Blackwater River State Park, FL Blanding Landing, IL Blue Creek, OK Bluff View, MO Carbolyn Park, KS Caddo Lake State Park, TX Calaveras Big Tree State Park, CA Quarry Cove, AR Choctaw Lake Campground and Recreation Area, MS Clarksburg State Park, MA Colorado River State Park, CO Copper Falls State Park, WI D.