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Parks Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where are the County Parks?
  2. Do you have picnic shelters for rent?
  3. Do you have space available for meetings or receptions?
  4. Can I bring alcohol to the park/campground?
  5. What is the Parks Commission?

Where are the County parks?

Bend in the River Regional Park is located 1.4 miles south of Rice on County Road 55 consists of 289 acres of land with over 3,300 feet of undeveloped Mississippi River frontage. The park consists of over 2.5 miles of aggregate trials and 0.75 miles of natural trails and 110 acres of native prairie.

Benton Beach is located on County Road 2, approximately 2.5 miles east of the city of Rice. The park is situated on the north end of Little Rock Lake. Features include a disc golf course, boat launch area, campground with showers, picnic shelters, playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, and a conference center available for rent.

St. Regis Park is located on West Lake Road, a few miles south of County Road 2, on the southwesterly side of Little Rock Lake. Features include picnic tables, grills and winter access onto the lake.

Rose Anna Beach is located on West Lake Road on the southerly side of Little Rock Lake, near U.S. Highway 10. It has a picnic table, a grill, and also provides winter access onto the lake.

Mayhew Lake Park is located on Benton County 43, on the southern side of Mayhew Lake. Features include a boat launch area, picnic tables, grills and a fishing dock.

St. George Township Park and Wapicada Village - Mayhew Park are undeveloped at this time. St George is located north of Highway 95 and east of Primrose Road. The park is restricted to nature study. Mayhew Park is located north of Highway 23 and south of County Road 8.

Click here for a map of the park locations

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Do you have picnic shelters for rent?

Benton Beach has two picnic shelters that are available for rental on a daily basis. The larger picnic shelter is available for $60 a day and the smaller shelter is available for $40 per day. There is a refundable damage deposit due for each shelter of $30. Please call 320 968-5292 to reserve a shelter.

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Do you have space available for meetings or receptions?

The Lakeview Center is available for rent. Additional information is available. Please call 320 968-5292 to reserve the Lake View Center.

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Can I bring alcohol to the park/campground?

There are designated alcohol free zones in Benton Beach near the playground and beach. Alcohol is permitted elsewhere in the parks, but Benton County reserves the right to ask visitors to leave if their actions and behavior are disruptive to other guests. Alcohol is permitted to be served in the Lake View Center but can only be sold by a licensed vendor.

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What is the Parks Commission?

The parks commission is a citizen advisory committee established by County Ordinance #355. Their purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the Benton County Board of Commissioners, providing recommendations to the board regarding the planning, development, funding and evaluation of park and recreation facilities and programs. The Parks Commission is comprised of two Benton County Commissioners and seven members appointed by the Commissioners.

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