Beaver Creek Valley State Park15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921
From I-90, take State Highway 76 south for 24 miles, then take Houston County 1 west for 4 miles.Get Directions
Tucked away in the scenic hills of southeastern Minnesota, this is an excellent park for viewing spring wildflowers. A blue-ribbon trout stream is a major visitor attraction. Sit quietly in the campground by the stream or hike the 8 mi of trails and explore the many overlooks. The park is only 1 mile from the Barn Quilt tour route.
Beaver Creek Valley State Park is known for its clear streams fed by the "Big Spring." Its streams are home to brown and native brook trout. In spring, wildflowers that blanket the woodland hills and valleys attract migratory songbirds like the rare Acadian flycatcher, Cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush. These birds nest in the park. A hiking trail meanders along the stream and up into a maple-basswood and oak forest. Campers are lulled to sleep by the murmuring stream.
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October.
- Daily camping maximum: $19.00
- Daily camping minimum: $15.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Hiking trail
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 1
- Total number of campsites: 42
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 31 reviews
If you are bicycling out to the park, remember that you need to save some energy to make the two mile climb out of the park. The hill didn't seem very steep. I was able to bicycle up the hill...
— Steven S, August 23, 2020
Nice park with easy hiking and beautiful stream. Nice stream about 5-7 miles of easy hiking some climb on some trails but not hard. Kind of a preserved gem valley. Decent camping take your bug...
— MikeJennyQ, June 7, 2020
I visited this park in mid May 2020. It was open for day use but closed for camping due to Covid19. I met two park employees who were extremely friendly and very willing to tell me about the park...
— Minnow16, May 17, 2020
Beaver Creek Valley State Park is a great place for hiking. There is a trail that runs through the park along the creek. There are many other trails through the hills and valleys in the park.
— CCM196, September 9, 2019
We stopped at this campground rather late in the day. A storm was coming and it actually snowed! The drive down into the Valley was pretty but all the trees had already shed their leaves, so it was...
— sas4253, April 17, 2019