Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Depending on priorities, Beaver Creek Valley State Park is a hiker’s park or a trout angler’s park. The creek bubbles out of an artesian spring and threads its way through a picturesque wooded valley beneath 300-foot sandstone and limestone bluffs and Brown Trout can be found in the quiet pools below.
Beaver Creek Valley State Park is located four miles northwest of Caledonia just off the Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway in Minnesota’s Houston County.
From any of the overlooks the countryside looks mostly level. But between you and the farm in the distance could be another hidden valley that drops swiftly from the plateau into a wooded ravine like the one at Beaver Creek Valley.
Camping and Lodging
For a less rustic experience, a camper cabin is available May through October.
There’s a parking lot for fishing enthusiasts on the park’s northern edge where the creek widens into a long, skinny pool.
Hiking and snowshoeing are part of the winter fun in the park’s hilly terrain, but no groomed ski trails exist.
All winter visitors can warm up by the fireplace in the enclosed shelter.