Benham Falls East Day Use / Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This day use area is located in a beautiful stand of old growth ponderosa pines on the edge of a riparian area.  There are several picnic tables and access to the Deschutes River Trail which leaves to the south towards Sunriver and north towards Bend.  Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year and on the Deschutes River Trail from May 15-September 15.

There is a boat launch here for the Deschutes River for up-river travel.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or valid Recreation pass from May 1 through September 30
Open Season: April
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information

Accessibility:

Fully accessible paved path. Graveled accessible interpretive trail. Accessible restrooms. Gravel accessible picnic site.


Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 for approximately 8 miles and take the Lava Lands Visitor Center exit to the right. Continue passed Lava Lands Visitor Center on Forest Road 9702 for approximately 4 miles.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.9304199

  Longitude : 
-121.4126968

 

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