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Beaver Creek Valley State Park

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Beautiful bluff country valley

This state park occupies the upper reaches of Beaver Creek, including its primary source Big... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
We Love Minnesota Bluff Country

Our spontaneous trip to Beaver Creek Valley State Park was a pleasant surprise and further... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Chuck G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15954 County 1, Caledonia, MN 55921-8653
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We didn’t like how small and close our spot was. We didn’t know the restrooms were vault toilets until we went in there. We didn’t like how small the road was and that it was two way. We had to pull in a campsite to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank limoga3712
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I visited this park for an afternoon hike during a sunny November day. Several other people had the same idea. Facilities were limited due to the late date, but the park was open for hikers and day users. The hiking trails follow and cross/recross Beaver...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank deepwoods
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This state park occupies the upper reaches of Beaver Creek, including its primary source Big Spring. The water flows in good volume at about 50 degrees F. A little cold for swimming but some do. Just right for trout. Many campers are also trout fishermen....More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 16 September 2017

During the summer and fall, the campers pour into this lovely park in SE Minnesota. It's a great place for hiking and stream fishing. The trails are keep well enough that it is easy to walk, but they're also left natural enough that you can...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SUZANNE T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Our spontaneous trip to Beaver Creek Valley State Park was a pleasant surprise and further reinforced our love of Minnesota's bluff country found in the southeaster part of this great state. Just 2-1/2 hours from Minneapolis, you'll know you've entered bluff country when you exist...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Just went for a weekend with my boyfriend and kids. They're 7,5 and 5 months. We didn't realize we would have absolutely no phone service. Which was exciting. But leaving we had to do everything off of memory because our phones wouldn't work. Everyone we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brianna M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Took my 12 year and 2 friends for our 3rd annual bday camping trip - the previous 2 years we spent at Whitewater and we wanted to try somewhere new - glad we made a preliminary trip to scout out camping sites. We stayed in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
7  Thank Judi T
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing visit to the state park. Very nice place to stay and the park is very well maintained. The trails are amazing and all the common areas are well kept. Beautiful park to take your family for a weekend or more.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Eli S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon hiking the Switch Back Trail up to the top of the bluff. It was fairly steep with 2 overlooks. Only one had an awesome view of the surrounding bluffs. Narrow, steep and wet, you need to watch footing. River crossings without a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We had a wonderful time hiking along the river. We did the 3.6-mile hike in the lower river valley. It was a perfect day and low season meant for a very quiet and isolated hike. Wildflowers were just starting to bloom and the recent rains...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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