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Cool Off in Beaver County

Visiting Beaver County in June, July, or August? Here’s a two-day itinerary to help you cool off in Beaver County during those hot summer days.

Day 1
Go High Up in the Tushars

Escape the heat in the Tushar Mountains, where high altitudes and alpine lakes cool you to the bone. Start your day by grabbing a picnic lunch from Mike’s Food Town and hitting up one of the following lakes.

Puffer Lake

Roughly one hour from Beaver, at an elevation of 9,672 feet, this natural lake has a dam that helps it reach a depth of 50 feet when completely full. It’s stocked with rainbow trout and brook trout, making it one of the most scenic fishing destinations in the region. Puffer Lake is also a great spot for stand-up paddleboarding. Don’t have a paddleboard? No problem! Rent one from Tucker High Adventure Tours.

Puffer Lake

Tushar Lake

Located within the majestic Tushar Mountain Range and nestled within a forest of aspen and mixed conifer, Tushar Lake is the perfect place for outdoor adventure. The lake and small meadow offer great fishing, hiking, canoeing, sand volleyball, and wildlife viewing. Situated at 8,560 feet, Tushar Lake offers visitors a chance to escape the heat of the summer and spend the day relaxing on the lake or exploring lightly established trails. Learn more.

Blue Lake

Take an intermediate hike up Trail #172 to the frigid water of Blue Lake, a cerulean blue lake that lies below the towering heights of Mounts Baldy and Belknap. Learn more.

After spending the day at a lake, head to The Creamery for a stellar dinner and some ice cream. 

The Creamery

While The Creamery is famous for its cheese, visitors have also discovered its other dairy treat—ice cream! Cool down at The Creamery where dozens of freshly churned, ice cream flavors await. Ice cream made using milk produced by the brand’s family farm-owners also makes for a perfect way to wrap up a meal. Learn more.

Once night falls and the temperatures dip, cap off your day with a round of night golf, aka glow-in-the-dark golf.

If you bring your own clubs and glow-in-the-dark golf balls, you can hop on the small golf course in Milford and play under the stars. The course is located at  896 West 1050 South.


Day 2
Minersville, Baby!

Head to Minersville Lake for a day of paddling, fishing, and swimming in one of Beaver County’s favorite recreational destinations.  Before you head out, order lunch to go from Timberline, and you’ll be set for hours!

Minersville Lake

Minersville Lake (aka Minersville Reservoir) is more than 900 acres when full. Adjacent to the lake, you’ll find a county-operated campground and paved boat ramp, where you can rent peddle boats and life jackets for a couple of hours. Best of all? Jump into the cool water from the swim dock! Learn more.

Just when you think you’re done with your adventurous day, we have one more suggestion for you. Once the sun sets, check out the incredible stars available in Beaver County at Rock Corral. 

Stargaze at Rock Corral

Nestled 10 miles east of Milford, you’ll find the Rock Corral Recreation Area at the head of the Corral Canyon. You’ll be amazed by the towering granite peaks that surround you at this location which has a little bit of everything. This area provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, picnicking, primitive camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, and rockhounding. Learn more.