National Parks

Beech Fork State Park

Barboursville, WV

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Address: 5601 Long Branch Rd, Barboursville, WV 25504, USA Number: 304 528-5794 Website Contact How do we get there?

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How much fun do you think you can have on over 3,000 acres of state park in West Virginia? Head to Beech Fork State Park and find out for yourselves!

Just 12 miles south of Huntington, and a short drive from Charleston and Lexington, it's hugely popular with families because of the recreational activities that are on offer. Head out on the water to enjoy some boatings, or even fishing.The lake is known for largemouth and hybrid striped bass, catfish, walleye, saugeye (a cross of walleye and sauger), and bluegill.  

For something a bit different, perhaps challenge yourselves with geocaching too. 

There are also some great wildlife watching experiences for those keen eyes in the family - what can you spot?

You might see the migratory water fowl, or raptors, some beautiful whitetail deer, some fox, or if you're really lucky you might spot a passing black bear! The early spring brings with it the welcome call of different species of frogs and toads. It's always lovely too to wander among the spring wildflowers, which are a common sight to hikers.

A beautiful day out in a beautiful state park in West Virginia, Beech Fork State Park is an adventure in nature that has your names all over it!

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There are 6 cabins for rent, as well as 275 campsites (of which 111 are lakefront) so check out the options to extend your stay!

I'm Hungry!


Take a picnic! It's a great way to enjoy the sunshine, and there are plenty of perfect spots to get the blanket out!

Healthy Eating Ensure you take plenty of bottled water!

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When can we go?

Best during daylight hours

Year round. Campsites open year round or mid-April to Oct/Nov.

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