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Things to Do

The Wooten Recreation

The Wooten Recreation Area offers a number of opportunities for the entire family. Basketball, tennis, horseshoes, softball and volleyball can be enjoyed April through October.  Equipment is available for rent at Camper's Corner Store.


Things to do as a family, kid or friends are planned weekly at the park.  Click here for the latest activities list. Campers, cabin guests and general public welcome to participate.

Camper's Corner Store 

A convenient grocery store is located at the park headquarters. The store offers the basic grocery needs (including milk and bread), gift shop items, hand dipped ice cream, camping supplies, fishing supplies, bait (chicken livers, night crawlers, and meal worms), ice, and firewood.  Game equipment is available for rent. Summer hours are: Wednesday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.;  Monday and Tuesday:  noon until 8:00 p.m.  The store hours are limited to late afternoon and evening times prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The Camper’s Corner opens in April and closes in October. 

Swimming Pool

swimming pool at Beech Fork.  Swimming is prohibited in the lakeA 50 meter swimming pool and bathhouse facility opened at Beech Fork on Memorial Day in 2000. The complex includes a bathhouse and food/snack stand both open to park guests and the general public.

Pool Hours
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed-except on holidays
Tuesday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

August Hours – New Hours
August 14 – 17 – closed
August 18 – 20 – open
August 21 – 25 – closed
August 26 – 27 – open
August 28 – September 1 – closed
September 2 – 4 – open
Last day for 2017 season is September 4.

The swimming pool is subject to be closed through the weekdays when local school systems are in school.

After Hour Pool Rental

The swimming pool is available for rent after hours.  Pool rental times are for two hours from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as available. Download pool rental agreement form and information here

Senior and books of ten ticket discounts are available.
Season passes are available at park headquarters.
Coin lockers are available inside.
Click our rate tab for fees.

*Each person entering the swimming pool facility must pay admission fee.
Admission may be denied for improper swimwear, cuts, casts, etc.
Inflatable water wings, rafts, balls, etc. are prohibited.
Picnic supplies, food, glass, beer, wine is prohibited to bring inside the pool area. 
Picnic areas outside of the pool area are available for use.
Alcohol is not permitted on Beech Fork State Park.


Fishing licenses may be purchased online.  A computer is available for online fishing license purchase at park office.


Hiking, walking, and biking trails are shown on the park map and trail guide.  Along with some of the best trails in the area for hiking and biking, park guests often utilize the miles of park roads within the campground for walking and biking.


A variety of picnicking opportunities exist at Beech Fork State Park.  The Frank Wooten Recreation Area is primarily picnic shelters, while the Blue Goose Picnic Area is primarily set up for smaller group picnics.  The Blue Goose Picnic Area is located ½ mile prior to the Headquarters along Long Branch Road.  This area contains separate picnic areas with a picnic table, fireplace, and a trash receptacle.  No restroom facilities are in the Blue Goose picnic area. Picnicking is not permitted in the campground.

Picnic shelters

Beech Fork State Park has 3 shelters for rental located in the Frank Wooten Recreation Area. The large shelters are equipped with 16 picnic tables, grills, electric, and stone fireplace.  The smaller shelter is equipped with 8 picnic tables, grill, electric, and water.  The shelters are situated near the lake, restroom facility, swimming pool, playground, paved fitness trail, and game courts.   Click here for shelter rates.


The Activity Room is a large covered room with a built in attractive flower garden. The room chairs up to 120 people and can table up to 80 people.  This room is often used for special events, large family reunions, and other catered events.  The room is situated inside the park HQ building with the park office, camper’s corner store, and game room (in season).

Click here for activity room rental rates

Boat Rentals

Beech Fork State Park has pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, and row boats for rent.  Row boats are licensed and available for electric motor use (not provided).  The Boat Rental season begins Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend. Life jackets are required and provided.  Persons renting boats must be 16 years of age or older and must provide a valid ID.  All WV Boating regulations must be followed.  Hours and days of operation are subject to change without notice and may close due to weather. 

Seasonal Boat Launch Area at Beech Fork State Park

(not to be confused with Beech Fork Dam and Recreation Area described below)

Pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and licensed jon boats (jon boats are ready for a small motor or include oars for rowing) may be rented from the seasonal boat launch area within the state park.

Boat launch at Beech Fork State Park is seasonal and operational from April when lake fills to summer pool to November when the lake is brought down to winter pool. Boat Launch is open daily from noon until 8:00 p.m. 

Beech Fork Dam and Recreation Area is operated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Beech Fork State Park operated by West Virginia State Park under (WVDNR) should not be confused with the Beech Fork Dam and Recreation Area operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near Lavalette, W.Va. This area is located 22 miles from the state park and does not have overnight facilities. This Recreation area includes a Marina with motorized boat and pontoon rental, year round boat launch ramp, swimming beach, and picnic areas.

The Corps of Engineers Dam and Recreation Area can be reached at 304-525-4831.  The Marina may be contacted at 304-522-9374. There are no overnight facilities at the dam and recreation area operated by the Corps of Engineers.

Beech Fork State Park Office Hours

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily beginning April and thru October. Office hours may vary during the off-season. Information to assist visitors is posted at the office building or control station at the front gate. Beech Fork State Park office may be reached for reservations or park information by calling 304-528-5794 or 1-800-CALL-WVA.

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