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Beech Fork Activities

August 5, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 9, 2020 @ 1:01 am

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Craft at 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about the Monarch butterfly and its migratory journey through a fun craft and story! YPP

“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! We will meet back at 2:00 p.m. to share pictures!

Turtle Talk at 3:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about native WV turtles and how YOU can help protect them! YPP

Furs of West Virginia at 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to learn about native animals to West Virginia AND observe the pelts of four of those animals! YPP

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Rock Animals at 11:00 a.m.
Meet at Shelter Four (right through the metal tunnel) to paint your own rock animal! Paint will be provided. Bring your own rock!

Bingo at 1:00 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!

What About Wildflowers? 3:00 p.m.
Wildflowers bring a blaze of color to roadsides, pastures, and maybe even your backyard! Meet at Shelter Four to learn how to identify the wildflowers you may see in WV during mid-summer! YPP

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

Friday, August 7, 2020

Story Hour: “The Adventures of Berkeley the Bear” at 10:00 a.m.
Berkeley is happy to live in the Monongahela Forest with his Sugar Maple friends. Meet behind the park headquarters in the grass to find out what Berkeley does and learn about West Virginia in this interactive story hour!

Turtle Talk at 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about native WV turtles and how YOU can help protect them! YPP

Bloom Blitz at 2:00 p.m.
How many flowers can we identify in ONE MILE? Meet your naturalist in front of the Camper’s Corner Store for a fun walk on the Road To Nowhere and Nature Trail as we observe what’s in bloom on a midsummer afternoon! YPP

Furs of West Virginia at 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about native animals to West Virginia AND observe the pelts of four of those animals! YPP

Saturday, August 8, 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

Can I Eat This? 3:00 p.m.
Ever wondered if you could actually EAT that plant you saw on your hike? Meet at Shelter Four to learn about edible wild plants in WV! Remember: do not pick (or eat) anything from the park!

Fishing Tournament – 5:00 p.m. – 6 :00 p.m.
Bring your fishing tackle to Shelter Four for an evening of fun competition! You must have a valid West Virginia fishing license to participate. Prizes go to the biggest and most fish caught!

Sunday, August 9, 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!

What About Wildflowers? 3:00 p.m.
Wildflowers bring a blaze of color to roadsides, pastures, and maybe even your backyard! Meet at Shelter Four to learn how to identify the wildflowers you may see in WV during mid-summer! 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!

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Start:
August 5, 2020 @ 1:01 am
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August 9, 2020 @ 1:01 am