Beech Fork State Park

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Park Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $5.00
Description

Beech Fork State Park is a massive, 3,144-acre park situated in what can only be called an oasis. The park wraps around 31 miles of beautiful, natural shoreline adjacent to Beech Fork Lake. Swimming is hugely popular, with classes occurring all throughout the summer. All public swimming areas are clearly marked and are regularly staffed with safety personnel. 

If fishing is more your speed, there are species of largemouth bass and catfish to try and hunt down. Licenses are required for this body of water and can be obtained through the West Virginia Fishing website. Dogs are regularly seen on these parts of the shore and are welcome provided they are not distracting or otherwise bothersome.

Hunting is widely popular here as well, with over 7,000 acres of land forming what's called the Beech Fork WMA. These are dense, forested wildlands that contain rabbits, waterfowl, deer, and a few other species. Hunting licenses are available online via the West Virginia State Parks' website. While canines are allowed on your hunting trips, park officials ask that you use your best judgment when bringing a dog. Some animals are more suited to the sport than others.

This park has a total of 275 campsites, 111 of which are on the beach and shoreline. All campsites have full-service restrooms and showers. These sites are almost 100% pet-friendly, provided you keep your canine on a leash at all times. The four distinct campgrounds have varying hours throughout the seasons. If you are looking to place a reservation, more information can be found on the West Virginia State Parks' website.

Beech Fork State Park is generally quite dog-friendly, with many of the areas permitting canines to be off of their leashes. The swimming and cabin areas are the only places your dog will be off-limits. During winter hunting seasons, all canine owners are encouraged to look for posted warning signs and to keep to outlined trails.

Address
5601 Long Branch Road
Barboursville, WV 25504
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
5601 Long Branch Road
Barboursville, WV 25504
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM