Though beavers have long since vacated the premises, this park earns its name from the animal who once created the on-site dam which is now home to a lake. The area is replete with much wildlife, including turkeys, jackrabbits, porcupines, mule deer, coyotes, fox, bobcats, great blue herons, mountain lions, lizards, and snakes.
Dogs are permitted access to the property; however, in keeping with Illinois law, they must remain on a leash at all times. There is no designated dog play area nor is water provided. With this in mind, owners should bring water with them from home to ensure Fido stays well-hydrated.
It is important to note that owners are expected to clean up after their pets and should bring poop bags with them for this purpose. Beaver Dam State Park is a private recreational space and campground. A $5 fee permits entrance to the premises for one day. Campsites are available for rent by reservation at a cost of $15 per day.
There is also one on-site cabin housed near to the shower and bathroom facilities, but it is not known what the fee associated with the cabin rental might be. There are several campsites which are available on a first come, first served basis as well.
Among the many great recreational activities at Beaver Dam State Park are the following: picnicking, hiking, boating, camping, archery, cross-country skiing, fishing, and hunting. All canine visitors must be current on vaccinations and licensed with their city. Looking for a great new camping spot? Bring Fido and the family to Beaver Dam State Park!