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Beaver Creek Valley State Park is a Minnesota State Park located in the Bluff Country region in the far southeastern corner of Minnesota about 5 miles west of Caledonia.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

How to Get to Beaver Creek Valley State Park:

Drive about 5 miles west of Caledonia to the park entrance.

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

Park Highlights:

  • It is believed that this was once home to a settlement of Native Americans. Stone tools, a village site, and other artifacts have been found in the area.
  • Springs of fresh water flow from the porous valley walls. Let the babbling Beaver Valley Creek lull you to sleep at night.
  • Fly fishing will reward you with trophy brook and brown trout. Winter trout fishing is a "catch and release" season.
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Beaver Creek Valley's Natural Attractions: The forested valley is filled with oak, maple, basswood and cottonwood. A wide variety of wildlife and plant species live in this park. Bird watching may give you sightings of the Cerulean Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and rare glimpses of the Acadian Flycatcher. You may also spot deer, raccoon, muskrat, mink, badger, red and gray fox, wild turkeys, and beaver. 

This is one of the few areas in Minnesota where rattlesnakes have been seen. Don't let that deter you from enjoying this beautiful state park; just be observant.

Things to Do in Beaver Creek Valley State Park: You will find 8 miles of hiking trails. Hike the Beaver Creek Valley Trail and climb the 250 high bluffs for views of the valley. Fifty tables in the picnic area make this a great park for day trips. There is also one picnic shelter, a children's playground, and volleyball courts. The park does not have an interpretive program; however, there are some interesting exhibits. The entire park is open for snowshoeing in winter.

Camping in Beaver Creek Valley State Park: Forty-two camp sites, including RV sites, are located along the creek. Sixteen of the sites have electrical hookups. There are 3 group campsites that accommodate 25–50 people, 6 cart-in sites, and one seasonal camper cabin. You will find showers, toilets, fire rings, and a dump station. There is one wheelchair accessible site.

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More Attractions in This Region: Just north of the park is historic Schech's Mill. Built in 1876, this is a working water-powered flour mill. Call ahead (507-896-3481) to see a demonstration. You can also purchase related craft items.

Visit nearby LaCrescent, the "Apple Capital of Minnesota" in late summer and early autumn. There are nine orchards in the area; some are located along Apple Blossom Scenic Drive.

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park > Lake Louise State Park > Great River Bluffs State Park > Whitewater State Park > Carley State Park > Myre Big Island State Park

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15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: 507-724-2107
Fax: 507-724-2107
Email: beavercreek.statepark@state.mn.us

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