Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Nestled in the blufflands of southeastern Minnesota, Beaver Creek Valley State Park is known for its clear streams fed by the "Big Spring." Its streams are home to brown and native brook trout. In spring, wildflowers that blanket the woodland hills and valleys attract migratory songbirds like the rare Acadian flycatcher, Cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush. These birds nest in the park. A hiking trail meanders along the stream and up into a maple-basswood and oak forest. Campers are lulled to sleep by the murmuring stream.
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The Quarry Trail is closed through at least the rest of the year. The hillside is slumping and the trail has been closed for observation and safety assessment.
Last updated June 19, 2014
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Guided audio tour of the Beaver Creek Trail.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Beaver Creek Valley State Park.
Bird Checklist at Beaver Creek Valley State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If no one is available, please leave a message.
15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921
From I-90, take State Highway 76 south for 24 miles, then take Houston County 1 west for 4 miles.