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Benicia State Recreation Area

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Great place to walk, bike, recreate!

We live very close to the Park and what a gem it is! Bike-friendly, dog-friendly... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Benicia, California
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Fun little spot

No real entertainment besides playing in the water, bird watching and watching the occasional ship... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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“native plants”(4 reviews)
“hiking trails”(4 reviews)
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1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-3619
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We live very close to the Park and what a gem it is! Bike-friendly, dog-friendly, pedestrian-friendly. Beautiful views of the Strait and surrounding hills. So close to town and yet so natural and uncommercial. Go often and enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hanaluva
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

No real entertainment besides playing in the water, bird watching and watching the occasional ship pass thru. There are a ton of people walking down here and a couple small beach spots for dogs to play. Good fishing. Nice weather no matter the time of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drgunfly
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I walk this park atleast 3 times a week. Very peaceful and lovely to walk by the water. Other walkers are always very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank murphath
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Benicia State Park is a pleasant, if ordinary place along the Carquinez Straits. Good for dog walking and fishing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a favorite place to go for my wife and I. From our condo in Benicia we can bike to it. Going to the end of park and back is exactly 10 miles round trip. Good place to picnic. There is a native plants...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MayGetAway
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

We lived in Benicia for 7 years and liked to go to the State Park to walk the dog, run and even ride bikes with our daughter. It is pretty nice for the Bay Area -about as outdoorsy as it gets in that neck of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AllyG99
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Enjoy walking or biking year round at the Benicia State Park. Very pleasant, mostly flat. At the end of the walk/ride there is a trail down to the beach. Very relaxing and pleasant.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bridalpro
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We use the local boat launch near this park but the park is gorgeous, have a view to die for, lots of green grassy areas and a very nice sheltered beach (when the wind is not coming right at you). Just beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Benicia State Park is an excellent venue for running, walking and biking along the Carquinez Straights. Striking views and beautiful hills make this an ideal place to relax and recharge .

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TWolf1054
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

This area is exercise friendly. It's a great running trail. Not too many cars pass by. There's a bathroom at the very end. Parking available.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Hardrocker8888
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Chris C
July 9, 2018|
Response from jtull55 | Reviewed this property |
Just water. It’s en route camping so you stay one night and move on
December 2, 2017|
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Response from gregorys247 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can camp at Benicia State Recreation Area. You should check the California State Parks website for reservations.
October 26, 2015|
Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
Even on a leash, some dogs are aggressive and will nip or outright bite. I was bitten in Alsea area of Oregon some years back and required stitches. The owner denied that the dog bit me and when confronted with a bleeding... More