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Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Nestled in the blufflands of southeastern Minnesota, Beaver Creek Valley State Park is known for its clear streams fed by the "Big Spring." Its streams are home to brown and native brook trout. In spring, wildflowers that blanket the woodland hills and valleys attract migratory songbirds like the rare Acadian flycatcher, Cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush. These birds nest in the park. A hiking trail meanders along the stream and up into a maple-basswood and oak forest. Campers are lulled to sleep by the murmuring stream.

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Visitor Alert!

The campground will open at noon on Friday, April 11. Some sites may be wet and muddy. The water in the park and shower building is off. Please bring water.

Trail Updates:

(As of 04/11/2014)

Trails are wet and muddy.Bluff trails may still be snow or ice covered.

Quarry trail is closed.

Last updated April 11, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour


Winter/Spring 2013 issueThis is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. - find out what's new around the park!

Walking Tour:

Guided audio tour of the Beaver Creek Trail.

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Beaver Creek Valley State Park.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Beaver Creek Valley State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Trout Fishing

tree Hiking

tree Bird Watching

tree Spring Woodland Flowers

tree The "Big Spring"


Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message.


15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921

tel: 507-724-2107

fax: 507-724-1198

email: beavercreek.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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