- Near the Columbia River and Multnomah Falls, this state park can be a great picnic stop. Enjoy the lake that is perfect for swimming and fishing, a Frisbee golf course and shelter. Adventurers should have no problem finding fun. Yet another landmark named after lumber baron and Portland philanthropist Simon Benson, the park is located conveniently for those touring the Columbia River Gorge. It is only accessible from the eastbound freeway and there is a $3 daily use fee.
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