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Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
BENBOW LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA
BENBOW LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA
1600 Highway 101
Garberville, California   95542

Phone: 707-923-3238
Reservations: 707-247-3318
To provide power for the new development in the valley , a concrete dam was constructed across the south fork of the Eel River in 1928. The dam not only provided power but also created Benbow Lake.

The Benbow family, interested in preserving the natural scene around the Hotel and along the river, made efforts to place the land under State protection. In 1956 funds were approved for the Benbow Project was purchased in 1958.

Today the park consists of campsites and a large day-use picnic area. Hiking, picnicking and camping are popular summer time activities, while salmon and steelhead fishing are popular in the winter.

FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
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Area Campgrounds

Crescent City Redwoods KOA
4241 Highway 101 North
Crescent City, CA


The Redwoods RV Resort
6701 Highway 101 North
Crescent City, CA
707-487-7404


Benbow Valley RV Resort
7000 Benbow Drive
Garberville, CA
707-923-2777


Redwoods River Resort & Campground
75000 Highway 101
Leggett, CA
707-925-6249


Giant Redwoods RV Camp
455 Boy Scout Camp Road (PO Box 222)
Myers Flat, CA
707-943-3198


Dean Creek Resort
4112 Redwood Drive
Redway, CA
707-923-2555


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2 miles south of Garberville on Highway 101.(Garberville Latitude/Longitude: 40.0591 / -123.7934)

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Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
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