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Schedule of events at Beech Fork State Park

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 12:00 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 from Wednesday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 4, put together by Naturalist Jason Bryant.

Wednesday, July 31

2 and 4 p.m. -- Corn Hole and Bocce Ball sets at the boat docks. Bocce Ball will start at 2 p.m. and Corn Hole at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 1

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

Friday, Aug. 2

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

Saturday, Aug. 3

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, just look for the naturalist in uniform with a back pack. Be sure to bring water and good footwear, this hike is about 3.5 miles.

4 - 5 p.m. -- Bocce Ball and Cornhole.

5:30 p.m. -- Nature Trail Investigation: Take bug examination boxes. Meet the park naturalist at Camper's Corner.

8 - 9 p.m. -- Fire Building and Marshmallow Roast: Meet at the campfire circle near the Overlook Trail and learn how a fire can be built without the use of matches or a lighter. The naturalist will be using a flint starter.

Sunday, Aug. 4

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 four hours. This trail consist of many inclines so good footwear is a must, and the total trail length is about seven miles. Bug spray and sunscreen may also make this trip more enjoyable. Meet at Moxley Branch Bath house.

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

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