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Lower Loop (Sites 1-21)

Benbow State Recreation Area

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Overview

This campground is a part of Benbow State Recreation Area. Benbow State Recreation Area is popular for camping, hiking, swimming, and picknicking in the summer, as well as salmon and steelhead fishing in the winter. The Campground and Day Use areas are separated by the South Fork of the Eel River, which was formerly dammed every summer to create Benbow Lake. In order to restore vital habitat for Chinook, Coho salmon, and summer-run steelhead, the dam was completely removed in 2017. Benbow Day Use Area is a popular summer gathering place that also hosts the annual Summer Arts and Music Festival. The Day Use Area is open year-round, while the Campground is open Memorial Day – Labor Day on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Middle Loop (Sites 22-47)
Benbow State Recreation Area
0.4mi 29%
Upper Loop (Sites 48-75)
Benbow State Recreation Area
0.6mi 33%
Huckleberry (Sites 1-36)
Richardson Grove State Park
2.4mi 45%
Madrone Cabin Area
Richardson Grove State Park
2.6mi 75%
Dawn Redwood Group Area
Richardson Grove State Park
2.6mi
Madrone (Sites 37-76)
Richardson Grove State Park
2.7mi 50%
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