|Camping:||Mar 15 - Oct 31|
|Day Use:||Mar 15 - Oct 31|
The land was purchased from various owners in 1944 to provide public access to a large ocean beach at Big Creek, and to preserve native shore pine and vegetation. The park was originally named Big Creek State Park but this was changed by the Highway Commission upon public request in 1957, ending confusion with other similarly named public areas.
Annual overnight attendance: 39,671
Annual day-use attendance: 67,188
Beachside State Recreation Site FAQ
Yes, firewood may be purchased during posted hours in the evenings at the woodshed or Park Host sites. Firewood bundles are $5 and fire starters are $1 each.
No, Standard sites at Beachside have electricy and water hook ups only. Free dump/sanitation stations are located at South Beach State Park (17miles north) or Washburne State Park (17 miles south). Other dump stations may be available in near by towns also.
Yes, you may trailer/RV camp, car or tent camp in standard sites, although the fee remains the same because of the water and electric amenities in the site.