Benbow Lake State Recreation Area 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. Park is subject to closure in winter or due to flooding, so call ahead. Phone 707-923-3238, Summer or 707-247-3318, Winter.
Two designated accessible campsites, # 8 and #27, are usable. Both have surfaces that are firm but not always stable packed gravel. Neither has accessible furnishings, and site 27 lacks a tent space. Restroom with showers in the middle loop of the campground is generally accessible, and paved routes of travel lead to it from the accessible campsites.
There are two other sites near entry that are similar to the sites above, but these two sites each have water and electric hook-ups. A dump station is in the campground. There are no restrooms in this entry area but there are some in the campground described above.
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 campground are generally accessible. Parking. Designated accessible parking is available in adjacent lots.