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 is located 12 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville and is just a short drive from Charleston, Cincinnati and Lexington. 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. A Fishing license is required and is available at the park office. Y

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent local trail. I recommend going when it's snowing.

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked and traveled loop trail in Beech Fork State park. Good amount of yellow reflectors or painted dots on the trees. Saw quite a few small deer. Nice views of the lakes from the top as well as while walking alongside them. May not get much of a view during the summer. We hiked in November after most of the leaves had fallen. Took our dog and he loved every second of it. Good amount of up and down and felt like a moderate workout.

We did this trail yesterday and we loved it, so did our pups...the perfect amount of ups and downs to be a good workout.

mountain biking
3 months ago

A ton of fun
Great for beginners
Out and back 6.5 miles

4 months ago

Great scenery and walk.....a little challenging for novice, but can be done in 60 mins with a good pace

5 months ago

Challenging but good workout!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail! Good workout on the hills. The trail itself was a little muddy, but well marked. The whole thing is shaded. Good spots to stop and take a water break. No creek or lake to cool off in, though. I'd do it again!

hiking
7 months ago

A little muddy, but my friends and I, along with our dogs, had a blast. There are yellow diamonds nailed to trees periodically throughout the trail to help guide you.

mountain biking
7 months ago

8 months ago

It was long! But beautiful. Loved it.

hiking
9 months ago

I go hiking here quite often with my dog, and love it.

10 months ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Nice walk, early morning.

hiking
1 year ago

Pretty snazzy trail, lots of other trails branching off from this one. Plan on taking a bike next trip..