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Beech Fork State Park weekend events

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

BARBOURSVILLE — Here’s a look at this week’s schedule of events for Beech Fork State Park, located just about 10 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville.

Here’s the weekly activities through Sunday, July 28, put together by Naturalist Jason Bryant.

Friday, July 26

6 p.m. — Hay ride: Meet at the Park Headquarters/ Camper’s Corner for a  hay ride. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, July 27

1 p.m. — Lost Trail Hike: This is a great hike for those looking for a good workout or to really get into the park flora and fauna. Meet at the Moxley Branch bathhouse and look for the naturalist in uniform with a back pack. Be sure to bring water and good footwear. The hike is about 3.5 miles.

4 to 5 p.m. — Bocce Ball and Cornhole.

5:30 p.m. — Nature Trail Investigation: Go see what you can find along the Nature Trail with bug examination boxes to catch some critters. Meet the park naturalist at Camper’s Corner.

8 to 9 p.m. — Fire Building and Marshmallow Roast: Meet at the campfire circle near the Overlook Trail. The naturalist will be using a flint starter, which starts a fire without matches or a lighter. Free marshmallows after the fire is built.

Sunday, July 28
1 p.m. — Mary Davis Trail Hike: This hike is a great hike that will challenge most hikers, and contains many side trails that has gotten people lost in the past, so take the opportunity with a guide to learn the trail. The weather is generally hot so please dress appropriately, and bring plenty of water, and plan to hike for about several hours. This trail consist of many inclines so good footwear is a must, and the total trail length is about 7 miles. Bug spray and sunscreen may also make this trip more enjoyable. All programs require adult supervision for children.

For more information about Beech Fork State Park, cabins, campground, swimming or activities, visit online www.beechforksp.com or call 304-528-5794.