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Located on the slopes of southwestern West Virginia is Beech Fork State Park, a 3,144-acre oasis located just a short drive away from the cities of Barboursville, Huntington, and Charleston. The scenic views, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and the large manmade lake that sits in the center are what makes this such a popular park to visit throughout the year. The state park is relatively large, stretching for 3,144 acres, offering the ideal escape from busy city life.
Search for an RV in Cabell County to make use of the many activities Beech Fork State Park offers. Spend a lazy day on a boat, make use of the many hiking trails, enjoy a family picnic, or find a secluded fishing spot. No matter what you decide to do, a vacation at Beech Fork State Park is one that will create some fantastic memories.
Beech Fork State Park provides over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails that snake their way around the scenic land. Making use of the trails is one of the best ways to see all of what the park has to offer. An alternative activity is to try your hand geocaching, which is like modern-day treasure hunting; all you need is a smartphone with GPS.
Beech Fork Lake is located in the park and offers boating and fishing opportunities. If you don't bring a boat with you in your rental RV, then canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, job boats, and stand up paddleboards are available to rent at the boat dock during the warmer months. Heading out onto the lake in a boat is a great way to not only get a little exercise but also spend quality time with friends and family while enjoying the scenic surroundings. On especially warm days, the purposely built swimming pool provides an ideal respite, with a bathhouse and snack bar for added convenience. All of these facilities make camping at Beech Fork State Park very popular.
The lake also offers fishing opportunities, with plenty of secluded fishing spots. The waters here cater to a range of experiences, from beginners to those with plenty of angling experience. The lake is home to a huge range of fish with species such as bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, sauger, and hybrid striped bass all available to catch.
The state park RV campgrounds are excellent at Beech Fork State Park, and overall there are 275 campsites that are spread around four distinct areas. Eighty of the campsites are lakefront, and these are particularly popular. All sites have access to a full-service bathroom and restroom facilities. The campgrounds include Old Orchard, which has laundry, WiFi, and full hookups with water, sewer, and 50 amp service. Mickey Beach givers campers the option of either 30 amp or no electric hookups, while Four Coves and Lakeview campsites are only 30 amp electric.
The local KOA of Ashland / Huntington West is another popular option for those getting an RV rental near Beech Fork State Park. All sites at this resort-style park are full hookups, are slide-out friendly, and have cable. Other amenities include free WiFi, a 24-hour laundry service, covered picnic pavilions, and a large swimming pool. To keep the kids entertained during your stay, there is are two playgrounds, regional crafts, and plenty of organized events. Whether it is simply an overnight stay or for a longer trip, this campground is likely to have all you need.
The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in Ashland, KY, offers something for all ages. You'll be able to enter a medical world or step into a 19th-century classroom or immerse yourself in the culture of music of Eastern Kentucky. Every area displays something new through a range of interactive exhibits, and there is even a play palace for toddlers. On sunny days, visitors are invited to rest on the front porch and enjoy the range of games on the puzzle garden.
The Autumn Colors Express is a fantastic option for a day trip. A trip on this trail is a whole days’ worth of adventure as you travel through the New River Gorge. This is a wonderful way to experience this incredible landscape, especially in the fall when the rich orange, red, and gold of the leaves are at their very best.
For a unique insight into the area's history, pay a visit to the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington. This unique attraction is home to 15 log structures where visitors can get an insight into early pioneer life. You'll also be able to see artisans at work using a range of traditional methods. Throughout the year, there is a number Way Back Weekends, where you’ll really feel like you have stepped back in time, so check the calendar of events before you rent a camper near Beech Fork State Park.