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 entrance road into the park has work going on, but the park is still open for use. Be careful and watch for equipment and crews. The campground is closed for the season. No overnight stays; day use only.
The Quarry Trail is closed for observation and safety assessment.
(Updated Nov. 9, 2015)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Read what's happening at the park. Here's the issue of "Bluff and Valley".
Guided audio tour of the Beaver Creek Trail.
State Forest Campgrounds:
Beaver Creek Valley State Park also manages the Oak Ridge/Wet Bark Recreation Area, Money Creek, Vinegar Ridge campgrounds, and the Reno horse campgrounds inside the R.J.D. Memorial Hardwood State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Beaver Creek Valley State Park office at (507) 724-2107.
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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.
M-Th 9-3. Call 507-724-2107 to schedule an office visit.
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.