Benicia SRA

State Recreation Area

Photo: View of the Benicia State Recreation Area
Benicia State Recreation Area covers marsh, grassy hillsides and rocky beaches along the narrowest portion of the Carquinez Strait.

Cyclists, runners, walkers, equestrians, and roller skaters enjoy the park’s 2 1/2 miles of road and bike paths. Picnicking, bird watching and fishing are also attractions.  Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

The marshland area on Dillon’s Point is a particularly favorite place for fishing. A parking fee is required. 

Three "Enroute" campsites are available for an overnight stay on a "first-come, first-served" basis with no reservations possible. This camping is limited to motorhomes or vehicles with trailers, which must be fully self-contained. Tents are not permitted.

Location - Directions

The recreation area is 1.5 miles west of the outskirts of Benicia on I-780, take the Columbus Parkway exit.
Latitude/Longitude: 38.0780/ -122.1926

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Daily: 8am - Sunset

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (707) 648-1911

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area



  • Purchase Annual Passes

Operating Hours

Daily: 8am - Sunset


(707) 648-1911