Approximately 520 acres in size, Beaver State Park is located in Oklahoma's panhandle region, near the city of Beaver. This park is in an area of many environmental contrasts between quiet, sheltered low pockets amidst high sand dunes exposed to the harsh panhandle elements.
The park has set aside approximately 300 acres of sand dunes for ORV and dune buggy riding. The dune area is open from 8:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. every day, year round. Dune entrance fees may be paid daily; through the purchase of a 3-day pass (Friday-Sunday, March 1-November30); or an annual dune pass.
Camping - The Park has seven RV campsites with water and electric hookups and 10 tentsites; Five RV sites are pull-thrus and one is handicapped accessible. The park has two comfort stations with showers and a sanitary dump station for recreation vehicles.
Picnicking - The park has two group picnic pavilions that may be used for family reunions or other group functions. Pavilion #1 will accommodate up to 50 persons and #2 up to 20. The pavilions may be reserved a year in advance of occupancy date. Scattered through the park are also individual picnic tables, some with cooking grills, for the day use picnicker.
Trails - The self-guided Pioneer Interpretive Trail, a one mile hike through the dune area, is an excellent way to view the wildlife, plant species, and geology of the park.
Other Recreational Opportunities - The park also offers horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and children's playground for visitors. The children also enjoy fishing in the park's small 15-acre Beaver Lake.
Wildlife and Nature Plants - Wildlife who make Beaver State Park home includes coyote, striped skunk, opossum, prairie rattlesnake, raccoon, cottontail rabbit, whitetail deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, and a variety of common spring and summer birds. Native plants include sand plum, wild grape, sand sagebrush, skunkbrush, horse mint, lobe mallow, yucca, Indian blanket, and a variety of drought-resistant grasses.
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