About This Park

Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the park is an 18-acre lake where anglers may fish year-round. Nearly 20 miles of trails challenge hikers, while picnic areas are perfect for family get-togethers and reunions.

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Activities

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  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Rafting
Attraction is located outside of the park.
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History

Little Beaver State Park was established in 1972 as a day-use park, but the site had been a recreational attraction for 4-H campers and anglers since the 1940s when the damming of Little Beaver Creek created an 18-acre lake. In 2011, the park was upgraded with 46 camping sites, expanding opportunities for this popular family reunion and vacation destination.

Camping

Little Beaver State Park’s campground has 16 sites with water hookups and 30 with electric and water. The campground features a large bathhouse with laundry facilities, a central dump station, wireless Internet access at the camp store, picnic tables and grills. Firewood and ice are available for purchase upon your arrival.

Group Camping

Little Beaver State Park also has a large, primitive group camping area that can accommodate up to 40 guests. There is a per-night rental fee. A reservation is required prior to set up.

Trails

Beaver Creek Trail

Many seasonal wildflowers and a stand of virgin pine and oak are features of this trail that encircles a portion of Beaver Creek. The trail runs above the lake.

Distance: 0.7 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Billy Goat's Gruff

This is a challenging bike trail full of rocks and steep inclines.

Distance: 0.6 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Creek Bed

A wooded trail perfect for bikers and hikers.

Distance:  0.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Crooked Rock Trail

Very rocky and challenging trail with steep terrain.

Distance:  1.2 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Deer Trail

An open trail with changing terrain. The trail changes from an open field to a steep wooded incline.

Distance:  0.8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Drop Off

Starts off moderate and then becomes very steep.

Distance: 0.4 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Easy Street

This trail is wooded with moderate changing terrain.

Distance:  0.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Hemlock Trail

This trail cuts through a stand of hemlocks.

Distance: 0.25 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Laurel Creek

This trail is 2.6 miles and is the second longest trail in the park. It follows the park boundary along Country Club Road and is an easy to moderate walk with changing scenery.

Distance: 2.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Lake Front Trail

A loop trail that follows the lakefront.

Distance:  1.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Nature Ridge

This trail has an incline, sometimes steep, that follows the ridge above the lake.

Distance: 2.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Railroad Grade

This trail features scenery ranges from deep woods to open meadows. The trail has a gentle loop that follows Laurel Run Creek.

Distance: 1.95 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Rhododendron Run

This trail is the longest in the park. It follows the park boundary with extreme terrain challenges to bikers and hikers.

Distance: 2.5 miles

Difficulty: Difficult

Stone Trough

Rocky and steep wooded trail with changing terrain.

Distance: 0.9 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Topper's Ridge

This rocky trail is a moderate to extreme trail for bikers.

Distance: 0.7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Turkey Spur

A short rocky trail that runs along a ridge spur.

Distance: 0.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Weaver Way

This wooded trail features changing terrain.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Additional Information

Picnicking

Choose Little Beaver State Park for your next get-together! There are five picnic shelters and other picnic areas with tables and grills that can accommodate family reunions, birthdays and other gatherings. Playgrounds are available for the little ones as well.

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