Beech Fork State Park RV & Campground Guide
Located in southwestern West Virginia hills, Beech Fork State Park features 3,144 acres of recreational fun with miles of hiking trails, exciting lake activities, and hundreds of campsites. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake in the 1970s by damming the Beech and Miller forks of Twelvepole Creek near Lavalette. This park is highly trafficked by both locals and tourists as it's known for water recreation, forest hardwoods, and natural habitat. Visitors can look forward to spotting foxes, whitetail deer, black bears, and other small game species. Birdwatchers may get the chance to view migratory waterfowl or neo-tropical songbirds. The state park is just a short 12-mile drive from Barboursville and Huntington, making it ideal for visitors from neighboring cities to come and enjoy the day.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Beech Fork State Park
Visiting Beech Fork State Park is an ideal way to spend the day, but why not extend your stay at one of the campgrounds in and around the park? If you opt to hang out longer, consider lodging in a comfortable camper where you'll have your own living space away from home. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent one on RVshare.
Huntington/Fox Fire KOA Campground
Huntington/Fox Fire KOA Campground offers big-rig friendly gravel sites with water, electric, and sewer hookups. A Kamp K9 Doggie Park is provided for pets to run through obstacles and roam without a leash. Some amenities offered are bathhouses, cable television, a laundry facility, and wireless internet accessibility. The campground also has a dump station, propane, and firewood available. Shopping, museums, an amusement park, and a gaming center are some recreational activities nearby.
Jim’s Camping & Storage
Jim’s Camping & Storage offers primitive and RV campsites on the Mud River. There are 98 campsites for all types of campers, with 52 of them providing full hookups. The facility includes a dump station, Wi-Fi, cable TV, a shower house, a laundry facility, and an LP fill station. The campground is near Midway Drive-In and shopping. Pets are welcomed at this campground, and storage units are also offered here.
Mohr’s Roadside RV Park
Mohr’s Roadside RV Park is a great overnight stop just off of Interstate 64 with water, electric, and sewer hookups. The campground offers the essential basics with the added convenience of nearby restaurants and stores.
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Beech Fork State Park
Inside Beech Fork State Park
The extensive 720-acre lake has 31 miles of shoreline where you can try your fishing skills by catching some of West Virginia's most popular species; fishing supplies, bait, and ice for your cooler can be bought at the Camper's Corner Store. The lake is also ideal for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and recreational boating. There are well over 14 miles of hiking trails to explore, with some that are fairly easy and others that tend to be extremely hard. The Mary Davis Trail is the longest and most strenuous of the trails; it is used not only for hiking but also for hunting season.
Outside Beech Fork State Park
Be sure to schedule some time to explore the area just outside the state park. With many museums nearby, you'll learn about the Huntington area history and go back in time to when the pioneers were settled here. There's even an amusement park nearby where the whole family can let loose and have some fun.
Tequila Grill Mexican Cuisine features authentic Mexican food and handcrafted cocktails. This family-owned restaurant offers a catering service.
Location: 5636 Rt. 60, Huntington, WV 25705
Fazoli’s Barboursville offers delicious pasta dishes, salads, and pizza. Senior deals and vegetarian options are available on the menu.
Location: 5120 US 60 East, Huntington, WV 25705
When you're craving a hand-cut steak that's cooked to perfection or ribs that fall right off the bone, Texas Roadhouse has what you're looking for and more. Some delicious dessert options on the menu are strawberry cheesecake and granny's apple classic.
Location: 3100 Route 60, Huntington, WV 25705
Cook Out has been serving the Huntington area since 2014. Since its opening, the restaurant strives to satisfy those craving hearty burgers, chicken combos, and their unique array of shakes.
Location: 416 25th Street, Huntington, WV 25703
Taste of Asia Japanese Steak House offers fresh new and traditional sushi, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list. It's the perfect place for entertaining family, business associates, and friends. You'll find your favorite Thai cuisine dishes and hibachi entrée options on the menu.
Location: 821 Third Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
You can expect to find handmade pottery, apparel, wall art, jewelry, and so much more at Full Circle Gifts & Goods.
Location: 210 Eleventh Street, Huntington, WV 25703
Pullman Square hosts everything from restaurants and a pharmacy to retail shops. After you're finished shopping, kick back and watch the new releases at the movie theater.
Location: 220 Ninth Street, Huntington, WV 25701
Eastern Heights Shopping Center is the perfect place to get your nails done, develop your pictures, shop, and have dinner. You can also work on your strike at the bowling alley.
Location: 4341 US Route 60, Huntington, WV 25705
Kroger is a local grocery store near the state park where you can purchase fresh baked goods, natural and organic foods, wine, beer, and personal care items. Other services available include a gas station, propane, a Western Union location, and an ATM.
Location: 2627 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25702
Walmart Supercenter has everything you could possibly need while on vacation or an extended stay. You'll find camping, hunting, and fishing supplies, grocery items, and apparel for the whole family. A vision center and pharmacy are available in the store.
Location: 3333 US Route 60, Huntington, WV 25705
Autumn Colors Express takes you through the town of Charleston, Kanawha Falls, Hawks Nest Dam, Thurmond, and Hinton. The train travels through the New River Gorge National Park and other various points of interest. You'll board at the former C&O depot in downtown Huntington. There are six classes of service with tickets starting at $179.
Location: 935 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
The Museum of Radio & Technology is located in an old elementary school that dates back to the 1920s. Some of the items showcased in the museum include military communications equipment, vintage computers, transistor radios, cathedral radios, table-top radios, and broadcast collectibles. It's free to tour the museum; however, donations are accepted in a small box located near the exit of the museum.
Location: 1640 Florence Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
Heritage Farm Museum & Village brings you back to the pioneer days through their exhibits, interactive folk crafts, and year-round events. You'll also be able to watch artisans work using traditional methods. There are original collections of the early Appalachian artifacts of the Heritage Farm beginnings in the museum.
Location: 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, WV 25704
Huntington Museum of Art, formerly known as Huntington Galleries, has been serving the public since 1952. The museum has more than 16,000 objects, an interactive educational gallery, and more. It acts as a strong advocate for the arts, education, and nature in the area.
Location: 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington, WV 25701
Camden Park features over 30 rides and attractions. Some of the main rides include The Rattler, Slingshot, Skyline, Log Fume, and much more. Small children can enjoy the carousel, the umbrella ride, and dune buggies in kiddie land. Traditional amusement park food is located throughout the park. If you prefer to have a sit-down meal, check out the West Virginia Grille. All age admission tickets cost $16.49 for the day, and season passes per person are $59.99.
Location: 5000 Waverly Road, Huntington, WV 25704
How to Get to
Beech Fork State Park
If you're traveling from Huntington, you'll want to head south on 8th Street toward 5th Avenue. Take WV-10 South/16th Street to Hughes Branch Road for about 7 miles. Follow Hughes Branch Road and Long Branch Road for approximately 6 miles to your destination.
Entering Beech Fork State Park
Beech Fork State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Entry fee : $0
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