Beaver Creek State Park, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is one of Ohio's most scenic parks. The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness. The rich history of the area invites visitors to explore Gaston's Mill, pioneer village and abandoned canal locks. Nearby is a 2,105-acre wildlife area.
Campground on Leslie Road
6 electric sites
44 non-electric sites
No showers; pit toilets
Picnic table; fire ring
Pets are permitted
Equestrian Camp on Sprucevale Road
59 primitive sites (no electric; no potable water)
12 sites may be reserved; the remaining are first-come, first-served.
Group Camp on Sprucevale Road
Two group camp sites
Can accommodate organized groups up to 50 people
Available by reservation
Little Beaver Creek offers one of the most enjoyable canoe trips in the state of Ohio. Swift currents and breathtaking scenery are highlights of a trip through the Little Beaver Creek gorge. Be sure to wear a personal flotation device and be alert for potential hazards. The creek is navigable by canoe or rubber raft only.
Stream fishing is excellent for smallmouth bass and rock bass. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
Hunting is permitted in designated areas. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.
Three picnic areas are scenically located and provide restrooms, tables and grills.
Seven of the 11 trails are hiking-only trails:
Fitness Trail - 1/2 Mile - Easy
Salamander Trail - 0.4 - Easy
Logan's Loop Trail - 1/2 Mile - Easy
Nature Center Trail - 0.2 Miles - Easy
Overlook Trail - 0.3 Miles - Easy
Oak Hill Trail - 1 Mile - Moderate
Upper Vondergreen Trail - 1 Mile - Moderate
Four mountain biking trails also permit hiking:
Pine Ridge Trail - 1/2 Mile - Easy
Fisherman's Trail - 1/2 Mile - Easy
Dogwood/Campground Trail - 2.0 Miles - Moderate
Lower Vondergreen Trail - 3.25 Miles - Moderate
Park visitors can enjoy sledding when conditions permit.
The park's nature center, Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, houses fascinating natural history displays
Horseshoe pits are located near the pioneer village
Playground equipment is available at the picnic areas and in the campground