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
8 days ago

Took my two Trail blazing pups and hit the trails. It rained for about two hours but the trail was amazing. Seen lots of wildlife too.

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2 months ago

nice trail

This is a regular hike of mine. I enjoy this trail a lot. With the water crossings and hills, doing the Twin Coves loop, I would rate it as moderate rather than easy.

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4 months ago

beautiful trail

hiking
5 months ago

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

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7 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
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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