Beaver Creek Valley State Park

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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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Visitor Alert


The campground will re-open on Friday, October 14 and will remain open until Nov. 14. Call the park for more information.

2016 Reservations changes

  • All campsites at this park require reservations.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • Campers without advance reservations: BEFORE you occupy a campsite, register over the counter at the park office. If the office is closed, call 1-888-990-4322.
  • Learn more.

(Updated September 23, 2016)

Park Notes

Park Newsletter:

Read what's happening at the park. Here's the issue of "Bluff and Valley". This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Walking Tour:

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 This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Beaver Creek Valley State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Trout Fishing

tree Hiking

tree Bird Watching

tree Spring Woodland Flowers

tree The "Big Spring"


Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 507-724-2107 to schedule an office visit.


15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921

tel: 507-724-2107

fax: 507-724-1198


Getting There

From I-90, take State Highway 76 south for 24 miles, then take Houston County 1 west for 4 miles.