Beachside State Recreation Site

Park History

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.

Acreage: 16.66

Annual overnight attendance: 39,671

Annual day-use attendance: 67,188


Beachside State Recreation Site FAQ

About Camping

Is firewood available for purchase at the park?

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. 

Are Standard sites at Beachside equipped with sewer hook ups?

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. 

Can I put a tent in a Standard site?

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. 


Statewide FAQ

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