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Benicia State Recreation Area

November 16, 2018: All Bay Area California State Parks are OPEN currently but our concern is with our visitors and employees' health. California State Parks is advising visitors to minimize or refrain from active outdoor recreation due to the unhealthy air quality.  Scheduled interpretive programs, special events or other park concessions may be closed or cancelled. Our thoughts and hearts are with the communities affected by fires throughout the state. Up-to-date information on air quality and guidance to limit exposure is available at


Phone Number

(707) 648-1911

Park Hours

Daily: 8am - Sunset

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.

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.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Benicia State Recreation Area

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