Benicia State Recreation Area

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (May 27, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Very limited parking is now available to the public. Once the park has reached its safe parking capacity, the park will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian entry.
  • The parking lots and trails
  • Camping is open at Benicia SRA’s enroute campground.

What is currently closed?

  • Trail Exercise stations

Phone Number

(707) 648-1911

Park Hours

Daily: 8am - Sunset

Dogs Allowed?


Driving Directions to Benicia SRA

The recreation area is 1.5 miles west of the outskirts of Benicia on I-780, take the Columbus Parkway exit.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

En route Campsites
RV Access
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available

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. Collecting or destroying anything in the park, including mushrooms, is prohibited.

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.