Beaver Creek Valley State Park

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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

Campground reservation information

If you arrive without a reservation, you MUST register by following the posted instructions which include calling the phone number provided BEFORE you set up on a camp site.

Did you know: You may make a reservation up to one year in advance!

Updated June 28, 2017

Park Notes

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

Walking Tour

Guided audio tour of the Beaver Creek Trail.

State Forest Campgrounds

Beaver Creek Valley State Park also manages the Oak Ridge/Wet Bark Recreation Area, Money Creek, Vinegar Ridge campgrounds, and the Reno horse campgrounds inside the R.J.D. Memorial Hardwood State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Beaver Creek Valley State Park office at (507) 724-2107.

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Only use approved firewood!

Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.


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"


For questions about Beaver Creek, Call 507-724-2107.


15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921

tel: 507-724-2107

fax: 507-724-1198


Getting There

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