Little Beaver State Park

In early July I was in Beckley, WV with a couple of hours to spend exploring. Fortunately, Little Beaver State Park was about 10 minutes outside of town.

An hour of tromping around wasn’t enough time to see much of the 500-plus acre park. It was enough time hike along Little Beaver Lake and up one forested trail, camera in tow.


West Virginia has a humid continental climate. So ferns and fungi are fairly common along mountainsides and ridges. In the park I found Russula (red) and Golden Chanterelle (orange) mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms are pictured in the featured photograph (and blurred in the photo above). I welcome correction or clarification of the identifications.


I’m thinking a return visit this fall or next spring is in order.