Celebrate the heron at Beech Fork State Park during Heron Fest Oct. 11BARBOURSVILLE, West Virginia – Heron Fest is a family fun day at West Virginia's largest state park campground, Beech Fork State Park. The Oct. 11 event includes free pontoon boat rides and hay rides, children's games, arts and crafts, gospel music and other events and activities throughout the day. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is plenty of parking.
The 275-site campground features four distinct areas: Old Orchard, Moxley Branch, Four Coves and Lakeview. Old Orchard, with its 49 sites with full hook-up, is open year-round.
"Heron Fest celebrates what camping should be all about – enjoying the outdoors with family and friends," said Beech Fork Asst. Supt. Dillard Price. "It is a thank-you to campers who have visited state parks over the years. We have a lot of campers who see Beech Fork almost as home. Heron Fest is just a way of expressing our appreciation to our park visitors."
Anyone interested in displaying or selling crafts and artwork at Heron Fest should contact the park prior to the event.
In addition to campsites, Beech Fork has deluxe cabins for rent and is offering discounts as the weather turns colder. When reserving for November through March, ask for the "wildlife watchers" rate.
Beech Fork State Park is located in the southwestern section of West Virginia, near Barboursville and Huntington, and is easily accessible from Interstate 64. For more information about Heron Fest, camping and Beech Fork State Park call 304-528-5794 or www.beechforksp.com.