Description - **Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**
The park serves as a day use park to the local population of the southern region of West Virginia and as a day visit for guests lodging at nearby WV State Parks and Resorts.
An enclosed playground is centrally located near the 60 picnic areas and five picnic shelters.
Recreation - Take an easy stroll around the lake or hike and bike the miles of rugged trails throughout the hills. In the fall, experience the Haunted Trail, a hair-raising walk down a dark park trail.
Little Beaver provides 10 trails for hiking.
Beaver Creek Trail
Many seasonal wildflowers and a stand of virgin pine and oak are features of this half-mile trail that encircles a portion of Beaver Creek. The trail runs above the lake.
Billy Goat's Gruff
This is a challenging bike trail full of rocks and steep inclines. It is an extreme .6 mile challenge.
A moderate .4 mile of wooded trail for bikers and hikers.
This .4 mile of trail connects Deer Trail with Nature's Ridge. It is an easy to moderate wooded trek with a natural view.
An open trail with .8 miles of changing terrain. The trail changes from an open field to a steep wooded incline.
Laurel Creek Crossing
This trail is 1.75 miles and is the second longest trail in the park. It follows the park boundary along Country Club Road and is an easy to moderate walk with changing scenery.
This trail has an incline, sometimes steep, that follows the ridge above the lake. It is .8 miles.
This trail is .9 miles long. The scenery ranges from deep woods to open meadows.
This trail is 2.1 miles long, which makes it the longest in the park. It follows the park boundary with extreme terrain challenges to bikers and hikers.
This rocky trail is .6 miles long. It is considered to be a moderate to extreme trail for bikers.
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
Little Beaver State Park is located in Raleigh County in southern West Virginia. From US 64, take Exit 129A, It is two miles south on WV 307.