Beaver Creek Valley State Park

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15954 County Rd 1, Caledonia, MN 55921, United States

Opening Hours

24 Hours



Introduction of Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Beaver Creek Valley State Park, located in southeastern Minnesota, is a nature lover’s paradise. The park has miles of hiking trails along the “Big Spring,” a stream that winds through acres of beautiful forest.

The park has over eight miles of trails for you to explore. Climb to the top of one of the scenic bluffs for sweeping views of the oak tree forests. Come in the spring for stunning displays of the state’s dozens of wildflower species. And the streams are home to one of the most diverse trout populations in the state.

This makes it an excellent destination for RV campers who enjoy fishing. Winter visitors will find a beautiful, snow-covered forest ideal for snowshoeing, photography, and fishing.

There are more than 40 campervan sites to choose from in the campground. And because all of the campsites are located along the park’s main stream, you’ll have easy access to water for fishing. Beaver Creek Valley State Park has plenty to keep you busy no matter when you visit.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park Camping

The campground located within the park has 48 sites. Thirteen of the sites have electrical hookups. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit and is pet friendly. Because the campsites are scattered along the park’s streams, some are closer to the restrooms than others.

Dumpsters are located near the majority of the campsites. You should bring plenty of drinking water because there is no fresh drinking water in the campground. There are no hookups at any of the sites.

The campsites are located along the park’s main creek and provide access to the park’s network of hiking trails. You’ll also be close to the water if you want to go fishing. Many of the sites are a short walk from the park’s main facilities, including the volleyball court and picnic shelters.

From April to November, the campground is open. If you intend to visit during peak season in the summer, you should book as soon as possible. The campground is small and quickly fills up.

Icefall Beaver Creek Valley State Park
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Beaver Creek Valley State Park Activities


RV campers visiting the park will also have access to some of the best birdwatching in the state. The park is home to dozens of bird species, including rare local varieties such as the Acadian flycatcher and the Louisiana waterthrush.

Hike to the top of the bluffs that overlook the park for even better views of the park’s birds.

On its website, the park provides a checklist of the birds found in the area. You can also get more information by contacting local birdwatching societies. The best times to go birdwatching are in the spring and fall, but there are plenty of species in the park all year.


The park also has a fantastic network of trails that lead you around the park’s main waterway, the “Big Spring.” Take a stroll along the calming waters of the streams and soak in the natural beauty of the park.

If you want a more difficult challenge, you can take one of the steeper trails that lead up the bluffs. You’ll get a beautiful view of the park’s main stream and the surrounding forest.

From April to September, the hiking is at its best. The spring flowers in the park are stunning. Another sight you won’t want to miss is the autumn colours in the park’s forests.


Beaver Creek Valley State Park is also a great place to go fishing. The streams are teeming with trout. The streams can be reached via a variety of hiking trails located throughout the park.

The fishing is usually best in April, when the trout population is at its peak. However, you will be able to catch fish all year. Make sure to come prepared, as the park does not rent fishing equipment.


RV campers who visit the park in November will also have the opportunity to participate in special deer hunts. The steep bluffs, numerous waterways, and dense forests provide excellent hunting opportunities.
The hunting season in the park is relatively short, so make sure you hunt during an authorised time. You’ll also need a Minnesota state hunting licence as well as a special hunting permit issued by park officials.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park Location

Beaver Creek Valley State Park, located in southeastern Minnesota, is accessible by car or RV from many major cities in the region, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Driving from Minneapolis, take US-52 south out of town and you’ll be there in less than three hours. Take I-94 west from Milwaukee for a little more than three and a half hours to get to the park. Take I-90 from Chicago and you’ll be there in about five hours.

The park has a single main road that connects all of the campsites. The road can be windy at times, so those driving larger vehicles should take their time.Having said that, you should be able to reach all of the campsites without too much difficulty. If you come during the colder months of the year, be prepared for ice on the roads.

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Public Transport 

Public Transport is available

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