Benbow Lake State Recreation Area

California State Park

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4925 U.S. 101 Garberville, CA 95542 707-923-3238 Reservations: 800-444-7275 Official Website

GPS: 40.061, -123.785

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Overview of Benbow Lake State Recreation Area

Number of Sites 75

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 393 ft / 119 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Benbow Lake State Recreation Area 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Rambling Dreams
CA
30' Lazy Daze 30tb
8 reviews
“Pretty But A Bit Crowded”

Reviewed 8/25/2022

Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
Overall Rating

We stayed here for one night, just driving through down the 101 (not many places to stay). It would probably be really nice in the off season during the week. The site was big, but not very private. We were here on a Saturday night, and it’s clear that locals come here to party (noisily!). There were also huge family groups. We were only overnighting so didn’t put up the Starlink, but I doubt it would have worked in the big trees. In a pinch I would stay here overnight again (better than some of the other super cheap places on the route). Dog walking was mainly on the camp road (again, the river was packed with party people).

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Rambling Dreams would stay here again

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Sally K
Lima, PA
22' Promaster
27 reviews
“Near the Redwoods ”

Reviewed 5/29/2021

Nightly rate: $33
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16
Overall Rating

This is a woodsy campground nestled by Highway 101. Our site was near the highway, but road noise wasn't bad. Small, short parking areas at sites, with plenty of grassy or shady areas for tents. Most campers here are tenters. We only saw a few trailers and one Class C.
Dry camping. Water spigots nearby. Dump area closed. Bathrooms were recent vintage and clean. Coin showers worked well. (Token machine at bath house)
Good woodland hiking trails. Small, riverside beach for wading or fishing. Close to Avenue of the Giants. Only Con is that the road in needs attention. About 50 yards is very rough, maybe from a washout. Needed our cell booster to get 2 bars of Verizon.

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Cleanliness
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Sally K would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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