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Beech Fork Activities

August 13, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 16, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Outside programs at Beech Fork State Park invite you to participate in some summer fun. Enjoy these contact-free activities.

Thursday, August 13, 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 14, 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.

Bloom Blitz at 12:00 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 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

Meteor Shower Party at 10:00 p.m.
Join us in the day-use parking lot (by the courts) to look at the stars and watch the Perseid Meteor shower! Bring blankets and chairs!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Craft at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to learn about the Monarch butterfly and its migratory journey through a fun craft and story! YPP

Bingo at 3:00 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!

National Honey Bee Day Craft at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to participate in a fun craft in honor of National Honey Bee Day!

National Honey Bee Day Hike at 6:30 p.m.
Meet in front of the Camper’s Corner Store to take a short hike to our very own “pollination zone” and beehives here at the park!

Sunday, August 16, 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

Fish Scratch Art Craft at 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Shelter Four to make colorful scratch art fish! You’ll also learn how to identify some fish common to West Virginia! YPP

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 in to 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!

“Some Summer Butterflies”
Help us create an inventory of butterflies native to Beech Fork! Take a picture of a butterfly, log some info, and email us your findings! See the fliers posted at the park headquarters for specifics and more information!

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Start:
August 13, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
August 16, 2020 @ 1:01 am