Beech Fork Activities

Outside programs at Beech Fork State Park are an invitation to summer fun. Enjoy these contact-free activities.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Early Bird Hike at 10:00 a.m.
Meet at the campfire circle for a short, 0.5-mile hike to the Overlook on the Overlook Trail! Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.

Fish Scratch Art Craft at 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to make colorful scratch art fish! You’ll also learn how to identify some common fish to West Virginia! YPP

Patriotic Scavenger Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
It’s the last day of July so come participate in a Patriotic Scavenger Hunt! Meet in front of the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list and take off through the park to find as many items from the list as possible!

ID Walk at 4:00 p.m.
Meet your naturalist in front of the Camper’s Corner Store ready to walk the Road to Nowhere in search of interesting things to identify in nature! Download the app “Seek” by iNaturalist on your phone beforehand to get the most out of this walk! YPP

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Fishing Tournament – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Bring your fishing tackle to Shelter Four for a morning of fun competition! You must have a valid West Virginia fishing license to participate. Prizes go to the biggest and most fish caught!

Bingo at 11:00 a.m.
Not your ordinary bingo! It’s West Virginia themed bingo! Meet your naturalist at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to get the game started!

Nature Stroll at 1:00 p.m.
Meet outside the Camper’s Corner Store to take a short, easy hike on the Nature Trail while identifying flora along the way! Download the app “Seek” by iNaturalist on your phone beforehand to get the most out of this walk! YPP

Furs of West Virginia at 3:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about native animals to West Virginia AND observe the pelts of four of those animals! YPP

Sunday, August 2, 2020

“Selfie” Scavenger Hunt at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your phone or a camera and meet outside the Camper’s Corner Store to pick up your list! Meet back at 2:00 p.m. to show your pictures!

Wildflower Walk at 3:00 p.m.
Meet your naturalist in front of the Camper’s Corner Store for a fun walk on the Road To Nowhere! You will receive a Wildflower Guide and Checklist to help identify some common West Virginia wildflowers along the way! YPP

Bingo at 5:00 p.m.
Not your ordinary bingo! It’s West Virginia themed bingo! Meet your naturalist at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to get the game started!

Night Hike at 8:00 p.m.
Join your naturalist at the campfire circle for a fun nocturnal hike on the Long Branch Trail as we observe the sights and sounds of the forest as nighttime approaches!

YPP: Young people for parks is an environmental education program for children ages 6-16. To complete the program, participants attend three specified activities during their stay. Participants will also complete the information on a special YPP brochure. After turning it into the park’s naturalist, each participant will receive a YPP patch. See your naturalist for the brochures and additional information.

Adventure Packs
Borrow one of our adventure packs anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 7 days a week – in the park office! It’s filled with fun activities to complete during your stay at Beech Fork! Show your completed pack to the front desk and receive a fun prize!

Event Details

  • Start Date: July 31 - August 2, 2020
  • End Date: August 2, 2020

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