Beech Fork State Park stretches summer fun through August and September

Updated 2 years ago

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – Late summer fun stretches into the last weekend of August and Labor Day weekend at Beech Fork State Park near Barboursville and Huntington.


“Weekend activities are scheduled for individuals and families, especially campers, who want to take advantage of the remaining warm weather before the autumn routines begin,” said Park Naturalist Brian Tabor.


The last weekend of August begins Friday, Aug. 26, with a selfie scavenger hunt at 7 p.m., and a twilight hike along the Nature Trail and the Long Branch Trail at 8:30 p.m.


Activities for Saturday, Aug. 27, include Yoga in the Park for beginners at 9 a.m., a kids’ fishing contest at 4 p.m., hay rides beginning at 6 p.m., and scary storytelling at the Cabin in the Woods.


Sunday, Aug. 28, wraps up the weekend with a 9:30 a.m. kayak and canoe workshop for beginners.


Special events for Labor Day weekend include a “Snakes of West Virginia” presentation featuring live snakes with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Biologist Jim Fregonara Saturday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m., and the annual Beech Fork State Park Horseshoe Tournament Sunday, Sept. 4, beginning at 2 p.m.


For information about Beech Fork State Park and activities, call 304-528-5794 or visit

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