Developed to increase environmental awareness in visitors, Beaver Creek Nature Area highlights natural and historical resources in the vicinity. Pioneers named the creek for the numerous beaver they found along the winding spring-fed stream. The stream flows year-round, supplying the numerous plants and animals with water, and in turn, supplying visitors with opportunities to observe nature up-close.

Every year, the park hosts the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on the Sunday after Labor Day. The event attracts visitors of all ages who want a taste of homestead life and living history. The free event typically features fiddlers, pioneer crafts, living history and old-time farming demonstrations.


Beaver Creek Nature Area South Dakota
48351 264th St, Valley Springs, SD 57068, United States



Open: Year-round; 5 AM to 11 PM


No entrance fee required.


Contact Details

Phone: (605) 594-3824

Official Website: Beaver Creek Nature Area South Dakota


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Beaver Creek Nature Area:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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