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Barboursville - 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.


Marvin Corbin

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
Great park for camping. Clean and quiet, a really relaxing place to be. With full camper hookup no need to worry about running out of water. The staff and Rangers are always polite and friendly, and willing to help in any way.

Michael Osborne

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Went in july was hot but fun went again in october before they close camping area for winter was a great time not hot and they did trick or treat for kids was a good time. Deer walking around as always rest rooms and swowers clean but i had to wait in line for campsite with power and in october its first come first served got there on Thursday morning with no reservations for spot as there are none at that time of year was a great time will be going back again

Sarah Huffman

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Pretty place to visited. Lots of deer

michael osborne

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Great place to camp saw lots of widlife , its clean just a title narrow road coming in Stayed by the lake was a good time

Susan Green

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017
Quiet place to spend a few days. Not much to do. Very close to stores and shopping. Tons of wildlife. Great place for kids to ride bikes. Hiking okay. Trails nice. The shower rooms were older but spotless. Very safe place.

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Upcoming Events at Beech Fork State Park

National Trails Day Hike at Beech Fork

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 1:00pm
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