Benton City Park

Benton-City Fry river scene
Benton-City Fry river scene
BCF boat launch
Benton City Park
Benton City Park

Benton City-Fry Recreation Area (River Park):

A scenic, quiet recreation area located along the Cedar River in northeastern Benton County offering camping, hiking, and river access. If you like a peaceful camping experience, then Benton-Fry Recreation Area is the perfect campground for you and your family. A wonderful location for family-gatherings and events. It is open for hunting from September 15th to May 15th.


Benton City Park
5899 29th Ave. Dr.
Vinton, IA  52349

Find us in East-Central Iowa:

From Cedar Rapids: ~25 miles NW
From Des Moines: ~55 miles E
From I-380 (Urbana): ~6miles S
US-30: ~18 miles N
I-80: ~45 miles N


Benton City Park:

39 acre river park

21 Campsites (16 with electric; 5 without electric)

Pit Toilet

Boat ramp


Picnic areas



Hunting access during season (excluding campground)

+ Park managed and patrolled by Ranger Layla Hagen 319-560-9802

Operating Hours & Seasons

Closed to camping during the winter months. Open for hunting September 15th to May 15th.