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Nearby Attractions

Beech Fork State Park is located minutes from Barboursville and Huntington West Virginia.  The region is known for its art, academics, and shopping experiences.  Attractions guests at Beech Fork enjoy include:

  • Huntington Mall (WV's largest shopping Mall)
  • Wide selection of restaurants and shopping opportunities are available in Tri-State Area.
  • Golfing, miniature golf, Pottery Place, Movie Theatres, public gun range, and more.
  • Milton Flea Market
  • Heritage Farms*
  • Huntington Museum of Art
  • Blenko Glass Factory (glass making observation deck)
  • Marshall University 
  • Marshall Football (Joan C. Edwards Stadium) 
  • Marshall Basketball (Cam Henderson Center) 
  • Marshall Artist Series (Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center)
  • Camden Park (Amusement park)
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena

* Heritage Farms received the 2016 Mountain State Award by the WV Division of Tourism for excellence in programming and distinct image.

Beech Fork Public Wildlife Management Area

8,251 acres of prime hunting and fishing habitat indicated as Number 55 on the West Virginia Division of Wildlife’s Management areas, this management area is in Cabell and Wayne counties and is five miles south of Huntington, the area can be accessed from the west via state Route 152 and from the northeast via state Route 10 and Hughes Branch Road.

The wildlife management area is  7,531 acres and the terrain is steep with over 85 percent of the area covered by oak-hickory-pine forest and home to deer, fox, grouse, mourning dove, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl, and woodcock. 

Accommodations and facilities at the WMA include a 100-yard shooting range.  Camping is not permitted at the wildlife management area. This management area is not part of Beech Fork State Park but lies adjacent to the park property. It is managed by the Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Section.  For more information about wildlife management areas, hunting and fishing opportunities visit WV Division of Natural Resources, Information about operation and guidelines abut Public Shooting Ranges are found at this WVDNR webpage.

Beech Fork Lake

It gets confusing, but if you’re looking for information regarding Beech Fork Lake area operated by the Army Corps Engineers, visit this link: Beech Fork Lake - Not the state park side

The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau website provides a good overview of our area.

Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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