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What's going on at Beech Fork State Park this week

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Here's a look at the schedule of events for Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 at Beech Fork State Park, located about 10 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville.

The state park pool is open through Labor Day.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

2 and 4 p.m. -- Corn hole and bocce ball sets at the boat docks for anyone who would like to come out. Bocce ball will start at 2 and corn hole at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29

5 p.m. -- Meet at the dock for a paddle boat race, each boat must have someone over 16-years-old on board. There will be free ice cream for the boat that comes in first.

Friday, Aug. 30

6 p.m. -- Hay ride: Meet at the Park headquarters/ Camper's Corner for a hay ride. Everyone of all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, Aug. 31

1 p.m. -- Lost Trail Hike: A great hike for those looking for a workout or to get into the park flora and fauna. This trail offers great views and is very diverse in its flora. You'll have a free guide through this trail that contains many switchbacks. Meet at the Moxley Branch bathhouse, look for the naturalist in uniform with a back pack. Bring water and good footwear. This hike is about 3.5 miles.

4 to 5 p.m. -- Join the naturalist in a friendly game of cornhole or bocce ball.

6 to 9 p.m. -- Gospel sing featuring several local groups.

Sunday, Sept. 1

1 p.m. - Mary Davis Trail Hike: A hike that will challenge most hikers, and contains many side trails that have gotten people lost in the past, so take the opportunity to learn with a guide. Dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. Total trail length is about 7 miles. Bug spray and sunscreen may also make this trip more enjoyable. Meet at Moxley Branch bathhouse. Park in the hiking and fishing parking lot across from Moxley Branch.

For more information about Beech Fork State Park, go online at www.beechforksp.com or call 304-528-5794.