Things to Do at Beech Fork

Things to do the week of June 26-30 at Beech Fork. Join naturalist/programmer Madison Maynard at these and other activities at the park this summer:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

National Canoe Day! West Virginia’s state parks and forests are a great place to enjoy a day out on the water. We have guests who bring their own boats, but we also have an affordable selection of canoes and kayaks available to rent if you don’t have one of your own. The Beech Fork Creek group paddle will start at 4:30 p.m. and participants should meet at the Beech Fork State Park boat launch by 4 p.m. to catch a shuttle to the start site.

The Beech Fork trip is approximately three miles and will last about two hours. Wildlife and special habitats will be observed along the way. Paddlers should wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sun screen. Guests may bring a canoe and kayak of their own or rent one at the park.

Pre-registration for the Beech Fork event is recommended to assure room on the shuttle. Participants should sign up at Beech Fork State Park headquarters by calling 304-528-5794 or by sending an email to [email protected]

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Paddle Boat Races – Come down to the state park boat dock area to take part in some fun races at 6:00 p.m. All completely FREE! The winners will receive a special prize, so bring your speed to the boat docks!

Friday June 28, 2019

History Alive! Presents Ben Franklin – Come to the activities room at 7:00 p.m. to meet a reenactor portraying Benjamin Franklin – revolutionary, founding father, printer, scientist, inventor, journalist, traveler, diplomat, thinker, civic leader, natural philosopher, humorist, librarian, organizer, militia member, international celebrity, and quintessential American. Benjamin Franklin was one of the most extraordinary men in history and the most famous American of his time. He was the only founding father to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, and the United States Constitution. Ben Franklin will be portrayed by Leon Alexander. YPP

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Geocaching – Do you have what it takes to explore our trails to find what is buried within?? Go to your park office to receive your clue and your coordinates to find the treasure!

Creating the World – Join your naturalist for a relaxing afternoon creating our planet! This craft will allow you to make the world beautiful in the palm of your hands! Meet in the activities building at 12:00 p.m.

Wings of Wonder – West Virginia Birds of Prey
Come to the activities room at 7:00 p.m. as the Three Rivers Avian Center presents 6 birds, one at a time, on the glove! The birds represent the hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls native to West Virginia. Free to attend. Open to all public.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Early Bird Kayakers – Come out to the boat ramp to cast away in the morning and explore our park! Bring your kayaks and meet at the bock dock at 10:00 a.m.

Chalk the Walk- Bring your biggest imagination and create an amazing forest on the park’s headquarters side walk!! Meet in the back of the park headquarters building at 12:00 p.m.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: June 26 - 30, 2019
  • End Date: June 30, 2019

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