Bennington Lake provides a place for people to get outdoors without having to get out of town. In the spring, water is diverted from Mill Creek to Bennington Lake once the risk of flooding is over. The lake is also stocked in the spring with rainbow trout by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Boating on the lake is limited to paddling, rowing, wind power, or vessels with electric motors. ***No gas engines are allowed on the water at any time. This policy protects the lake from unwanted pollutants associated with gasoline-operated motors and provides maximum space for vessels compatible with the lake’s small size.
Picnic tables, shelters and restrooms are available at the lake parking lot. Park benches and shelters along the trails provide resting areas to enjoy views of the lake and the Blue Mountains. There is also a life jacket loaner board to help keep everyone safe on the water.
Hunting is permitted around Bennington Lake in the areas designated on the map.
The Bennington Lake area is open year-round 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm.