Benton County Parks remain open but please note the following restrictions and exceptions:
The Benton Beach campground is now open. [Due to campsite spacing requirements, available campsites are limited].
Rental facilities at Benton Beach including Lakeview Center and Shelters remain closed. The County will not accept any new reservations until further notice.
All other areas of County Parks are open. The County encourages residents to visit parks while maintaining social distancing as recommended by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.
The County has a stated goal to develop, maintain and manage a County park, trail and open space system to meet the needs of the community by utilizing various methods of fiscally responsible strategies. The County hopes to achieve this goal by:
Enhancing and maintain the existing park system to meet the intergenerational needs of the community
Ensure that there is a balance within the County park system that creates connections between rural and urbanizing areas of the County
Take advantages of opportunities to acquire new park and open space areas; promote the development of trails
Promote the sharing of facilities of recreational facilities and consider various funding options in acquisition of parkland
There are currently seven parks in the un-incorporated areas of Benton County consisting of approximately 354 acres with frontage on the Mississippi River and access onto Little Rock Lake. View a map of our parks (PDF).
The County has completed a master plan for the future development of the existing parks as well as acquisition of additional parkland to ensure the continued enjoyment of our natural environment for generations to come.