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

One of several good trails at Beech Fork Park. Located near the campground Lost Trail runs along part of the longer Mary Davis Trail. Both are excellent and I would rate them as moderate.

Beaver Pond and Twin Coves are two seperate trails located at Beech Fork Park near the marina end not the campground end. There are several excellent trails at Beech Fork Park at each end of the lake. I would rate Beaver Pond as easy and Twin Coves as moderate.

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This is a fairly low traffic trail - more mountain bikers than hikers. There are a few places where there are forks in the trail, but it is pretty well marked. The good news is, the many unmarked trails you come across all eventually lead back to the main trail - but some are several miles long! Be sure to download the map so you can find your way if you venture off the marked trail.

18 days ago

Nice trail . We use it and the adjoining Mary Davis Trail with my sons scout troop two to three times a year. It is typical West Virginia hills with nice views at times of the lake and occasional wild life.

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3 months ago

Fun trail, clearly marked, pretty easy, great hike to take the dogs!

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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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