Little Beaver State Park

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Coordinates: 37°45′21″N 81°04′50″W / 37.75583°N 81.08056°W / 37.75583; -81.08056
Little Beaver State Park
West Virginia State Park
Little Beaver State Park.jpg
Little Beaver Lake
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Raleigh
Elevation 2,450 ft (746.8 m)
Coordinates 37°45′21″N 81°04′50″W / 37.75583°N 81.08056°W / 37.75583; -81.08056
Area 562 acres (227.4 ha)
Acquired 1970 [1]
 - Opened 1972 [1]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Nearest city Beckley, West Virginia
Location of Little Beaver State Park in West Virginia
Website: Little Beaver State Park

Little Beaver State Park is state park in Raleigh County, West Virginia. It is located near Beckley, West Virginia, about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of I-64 at Grandview Road, exit 129A. The park sits on the shores of 18-acre (0.07 km²) Little Beaver Lake.

Features[edit]

  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Fishing in Little Beaver Lake
  • Boat rentals at Little Beaver Lake
  • Swimming in Little Beaver Lake
  • 46-site Campground[2]

History[edit]

Originally a day-use facility, Little Beaver received a 46-site campground in 2011. 30 sites, opened on July 1 of that year, have electric and water hookups with an additional 16 water-only sites planned to open later in the year.[2]

Accessibility[edit]

Accessibility for the disabled was assessed by West Virginia University. The 2005 assessment found the park to be accessible.[3]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Where People and Nature Meet: A History of the West Virginia State Parks. Charleston, West Virginia: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. April 1988. ISBN 0-933126-91-3. 
  2. ^ a b "Little Beaver State Park Has a Holiday Surprise for Campers". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. June 30, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Guide to Accessible Recreation and Travel in WV, WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities web site, accessed September 3, 2006

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