Beaver Creek Nature Area

Quick Facts

Beaver Creek Nature Area

South Dakota

(605) 594-3824

Map Directions

Things To Do


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.

Map of Beaver Creek Nature Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.718885, -96.503906



  • Bird Watching

    The area provides opportunities to see birds and wildlife up close.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails area available.

  • Historic Sites

    Every year, the park hosts the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival on the Sunday after Labor Day. The event attracts thousands of 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.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic shelter is available.

  • Wildlife Watching

    The area provides opportunities to see birds and wildlife up close.


Open Year-Round.



Located 5 miles SE of Brandon off I-90, Exit 406.

Phone Numbers


(605) 594-3824



My wife and I wanted to attend the Homesteaders Day event at Beaver Creek Nature Area. The South Dakota State Parks site showed BCNA as south and east of Brandon, SD but gave no address, phone number, or directions. Your site shows the BCNA as north of Brandon, SD and again, you give no phone, no address, and no directions. We wont't be attending the event due to someone failing to do adequate research to give required information.

We'll update our site to include the contact information for Beaver Creek Nature Area. In the meantime, contact information and a location map is available on the South Dakota State Parks website. We hope you were able to find the contact information in time to attend the Homesteader Day Harvest Festival!