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Beaver Creek Nature Area

Beaver Creek

Developed to increase environmental awareness in visitors, Beaver Creek Nature Area highlights natural and historical resources in the vicinity. Pioneers named the creek for the numerous beaver they found along the winding spring-fed stream. The stream flows year-round, supplying the numerous plants and animals with water, and in turn, supplying visitors with opportunities to observe nature up-close.

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Beaver Creek Nature Area

48351 264th Street
Valley Springs, SD 57068


GPS Coordinates

43.558174, -96.541611


BirdwatchingHikingHistorical interest


  • Picnic Shelter
  • Vault toilets

  • Interpretive Shelter

Homesteader Day

Every year, the park hosts the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on the Sunday after Labor Day. The event attracts visitors of all ages who want a taste of homestead life and living history. The free event typically features fiddlers, pioneer crafts, living history and old-time farming demonstrations.

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Location Map
Trail map and guide


Southeastern South Dakota: 5 miles southeast of Brandon off I-90 Exit 406

Nearest Town



Park entrance license is not required.

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