Natural Areas & Parks Home

Nature, Recreation, and History at areas maintained, conserved, and restored for your enjoyment and for future generations!

Park Customers: Please pick up park keys, equipment bags or pay for a reservation between

 the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Thurs. 

The Avery Facility is closed each weekday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for the lunch period.

Bellfountain Park kitchen shelter is under going remodeling and will be closed through the end of 2018. It is planned that the shelter will be available for reservations in the Spring.




Whether going out for a day of fishing, planning a family outing or exploring the many plant communities and wildlife habitats — Benton County parks have something for everyone.

The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department serves the interests and pursuits of Benton County residents by providing access to natural, historic, and recreational areas and conserving, restoring and developing parkland investments.

These web pages highlight the recreational opportunities and habitat management at your County natural areas and parks.  Explore the information about your parks, and get outdoors!

Benton County Commissioners, Parks Advisory Board and the Natural Areas and Parks Department staff invite you to enjoy your parks!

Park Use Estimation Survey 2018- Take the Survey and be entered to win a free night stay in the Alsea Guard Station cabin!

The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department is conducting a user survey of five county parks this summer.  This is the first year that we are working to estimate park use, to better inform our planning and projects in the future!  Findings from the survey will help set priorities for maintenance and improvement projects, as well as where to consider adding amenities such as trails, picnic areas and restrooms.  Please complete a survey before August 30th, 2018 to be included in current project year!

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