Beaver Creek State Park, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is one of Ohio’s most scenic parks.

The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness. The rich history of the area invites visitors to explore Gaston’s Mill, pioneer village and abandoned canal locks. Nearby is a 2,105 acre Wildlife Area.

Beaver Creek State Park is nestled in the sandstone hills of eastern Ohio. The park is comprised of various habitats including bottomlands, a gorge, forests and Little Beaver Creek–a state and national wild and scenic river. The valley of Little Beaver is characterized by steep walls, high rock cliffs and numerous gentle rapids.

Geologically, the valley of Little Beaver is extremely unique, being the only stream valley in the United States yet described, in which evidence of all four major glaciations is found. The flora of the park contains several interesting and unusual species, some of which are more commonly found in northern regions.

Canada yew, yellow and black birch, hemlock and mountain laurel can be found in the deep stream valley. The stream banks are lined with delicate wildflowers including jewelweed, hepatica, violets and spring beauties. Many types of wildlife find the park’s varying habitats inviting. Red fox, skunk, raccoon and white-tailed deer are commonly seen while the elusive wild turkey is making a comeback in the area. Recently, sightings of black bear have become more frequent.


Beaver Creek State Park Ohio
12021 Echo Dell Rd, East Liverpool, OH 43920, United States



Lusk Lock and Sprucevale areas are open one half hour before sunrise and one half hour after sunset, rest of the park is open 6am to 11pm daily. Visitors are permitted to actively engage in legitimate recreational activities outside these hours. If you have questions, call the park office.

Nature Center: Volunteer operated. May through first weekend of October Saturday and Sunday 1pm – 5pm.


Ohio does not have an annual pass and does not charge entrance fees to state parks.


Contact Details

Park Office: (330) 385-3091

Official Website: Beaver Creek State Park Ohio


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