If you’re looking to get away from your ordinary day to day routine, yet don’t want to travel too far, you’ll love Beaver Creek State Park. Located in the foothills of the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, this park boasts Little Beaver Creek a wild and national scenic river. Over 2,722 scenic acres are available for you to explore, along with a variety of historical sites that will impress and amaze the kids and adults in your group.
A wide range of activities are available to you. Boating can be enjoyed via canoeing or rubber raft. Wear a personal flotation device and be aware of any potential hazards. Swift currents and breathtaking views make boating on the Little Beaver Creek enjoyable.
If you enjoy fishing, you’ll love the conditions available to catch small mouth bass and rock bass. Just make sure you have a valid Ohio fishing license. Hunting is also permitted in certain areas with a valid permit.
Those who love to hike will appreciate seven hiking only trails. Most are about a mile long and are moderate to easy in terms of hiking level. This is the ideal place to take the kids and start them on hiking.
The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about local wildlife and view natural history exhibits. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-5pm the first weekend of May through October.
Accommodations are available for RVers. There are also playgrounds, horseshoe pits, and more. In the fall the pioneer village and Gaston’s Mill comes to life.
If you’re looking to plan a camping trip don’t miss out on this wonderful state park. it’s practically in your backyard, offers breathtaking sights and will give you the escape from the mundane that you’ve been seeking.
Photo Credit: Beaver Creek State Park