Description - Beaver Creek State Forest encompasses 1,100 acres in Columbiana County, which lies along the Pennsylvania state line. As a new state tract, the boundaries for the forest have not been established, thus, it is difficult to tell whether one is on private or public property. There is a small amount of river frontage that has river access. Canoeing is permitted.
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Patches of wildflowers greet Ohio travelers
- Beaver Creek State Forest is open daily between the hours of 6 AM and 11 PM. At present, there are no facilities (parking areas, designated trails, drinking water, picnic tables, latrines, etc.) There is a small mount of river frontage that has river access. The public may launch and / or remove a canoe from state forest property. Hunting, fishing, and hiking are permitted, but as mentioned above, no designated trails exist at this time. Berries, nuts and mushrooms may be gathered and removed except from tree seed orchards or posted areas. Camping is forbidden at present.
Recreation - Activities currently permitted at Beaver Creek State Forest include hunting, fishing, and hiking. Berry picking, nut and mushroom gathering is allowed.
Climate - This state has four distinct seasons and a brilliant fall foliage display in it southern woods during mid October. Winter lasts from December through February with average temperatures near 25 degrees F. Low temperatures dip to single digits, but do not often drop below zero. Northern regions of the state receive average snowfall amounts of 55 inches, while the central and southern regions of the state receive lesser amounts with averages near 30 inches. This difference is caused by lake-affect moisture patterns.
Spring temperatures begin to warm the landscapes of Ohio by mid March and are in full swing by April. Temperatures range from 40 through 70 degrees F through the spring months. This season often brings the most rainfall, before the drying heat of summer. Summer can be extremely hot and humid in the interior of Ohio. Temperatures reach above 90 degrees F frequently through July and August. Cooler fall temperatures don't reach the region until mid to late September. This is a pleasant time to visit as the air is crisp with low humidity levels. Ohio's annual precipitation usually reaches slightly above 50 inches.
Located near East Liverpool, Beaver Creek State Forest can be accessed off State Route 170.