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Beech Fork State Park

5601 Long Branch Road


Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the southwestern section of West Virginia.  Beech Fork State Park is located 12 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville and is just a short drive from Charleston WV, Cincinnati OH, and Lexington KY.  Developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the mid 1970's, Beech Fork Lake has owned up to its popularity for recreation boating, fishing and wildlife watching experiences.

Many varieties of migratory water fowl, neotropical songbirds, raptors, whitetail deer, fox, even an occasional passing black bear may be viewed while visiting the park.  The early spring brings with it the welcome call of different species of frogs and toads.  Spring wildflowers are a common sight to hikers and those who look carefully as they walk or bicycle along the roads and trails. 

Fishing is one of the most common activities that visitors and overnight guests may enjoy.  The lake is known for largemouth and hybrid striped bass, catfish, walleye, saugeye (a cross of walleye and sauger), and bluegill.


Chassidy A

Friday, July 6, 2018
I remember this park from many years ago. I visited the trails last time I was there and it was nice. This past 4th of July, we has just went to the swimming pool. It was fairly crowded even though it was a holiday. There isn't much shade but 3 small tables, if I remember correctly, that is used mainly for people to eat. The food/snack items are too pricey. The pool overall was okay. Would be even better if there were a slide and more shade! We all got sunburn.

Sara Zahlen

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Had a great time camping. The pool was awesome. Great people and campers. I will definitely be back.

Chris C

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I was impressed with the layout and facilities, and it's inexpensive. Camping, RV hook-up, potable water, showers, rest rooms very nice place to get away from it all.

Susan Davis

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
One word. Beautiful! This campground is well maintained and offers several choices on campsite views dependint on what loop you choose. It's quite remote and it's a bit of a drive to stores. Over all this is a great family or senior campground.

Karen Love

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Great customer service and reasonable price s. Clean campground. Free amnimeities.

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