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.
- 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.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. https://reservemn.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWeb/
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY:
- 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 35 reviews
Nice little "out of the way" destination.
I was there a couple times when I was a bit younger, but still remember if fondly.
The trails were great.
I had to lie about the last visit though, it's been...
— nadnee, May 27, 2022
I stopped at this state park and was pleasantly surprised. Although it is a more remote state park it had some greasy features. There is a cool bridge going over the trout stream. The Big Spring...
— BVELock, July 25, 2021
Wanted to get out of the cities for the day and drive down to this park. Of course no ranger but maps were available. Small parking area. Quite a few camping sites and tent sites. Had one camper...
— Janet B, June 23, 2021
Very pleasant park. Campsites both electric and non. Trails by streams, trails up a slope. Wildflowers at the end of April. Not so many birds end of April, or I was doing it wrong.
— Red23Hair34, May 2, 2021
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