Picnic, people watch or just chat the day away with a new love interest at this state park.

Benbow Lake State Recreation Area

Benbow Lake State Recreation Area is built around the South Fork Eel River reservoir. It’s a great place to fish in the winter or spend a lazy summer afternoon with someone interesting. Take your boyfriend or girlfriend to be out for a day of hiking or camping in the park, which is composed of over 1,000 acres. Meet up with singles to have a party and split the cost of a keg, or bring a book of poetry to share quietly just between the two of you. Have you ever visited Benbow Lake State Recreation Area before? Tell us how your date went.