Due to budget cuts and shortages in staffing, the North Coast Redwoods District has put into place service reductions which has resulted in the closure of Benbow Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) until further notice.
Benbow Lake SRA was established at the lake created when the Eel River was dammed in the 1920s to create power for the area. The park includes campsites and a picnic area. It is on Highway 101 two miles south of Garberville. The park is subject to closure in winter or due to flooding. Phone (707) 923-3238, Summer or (707) 247-3318, Winter for more information.
Two designated accessible campsites are usable. Both have surfaces that are firm and stable packed gravel. Neither has accessible furnishings, and may lack tent space. The restroom with showers in the middle loop of the campground is generally accessible, and paved routes of travel lead to it from the designated accessible campsites.
Two RV sites near the park entrance have surfaces that are firm and stable packed gravel. These sites have water and electrical hookups. There are no restrooms near the RV sites. A dump station is in the campground.
Three sites are usable. Tables are accessibly designed, but firm grass surfaces may require assistance. Restrooms nearby are not accessible but those in the middle loop of the campground are generally accessible. Designated accessible parking is available in the adjacent lots.