Benton County has an abundance of leisure activities to choose from, with more than 50 parks, wildlife refuges and open spaces. There are public and private recreational facilities for tennis, racquetball, golf, swimming, fitness, soccer, softball, basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, karate and horseback riding; 105 miles of on-street bike lanes and 21 miles of off-street bicycle and multimodal paths and over 2,000 acres in parks, trails and open space.
Backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, camping, rafting, skiing, mountain biking and bike touring are all popular with area residents. Corvallis is located within two hours of the Cascades Mountains and an hour from the beautiful Oregon Coast. Freshwater fishing for trout and steelhead is excellent in the surrounding rivers and streams.