Beaver Creek State Park is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and one of Ohio's most scenic parks. The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness. The rich history of the area invites visitors to explore Gaston's Mill, pioneer village and abandoned canal locks. Nearby is a 2,105 acre Wildlife Area.
Gaston's Mill & Pioneer Village
There are ten structures that represent Ohio history from its early pioneer days to the Victorian period. Center pieces of the village are a restored 1830s water powered grist mill and Sandy & Beaver canal lock #36. Ohio’s pioneer days are represented by log buildings that include; blacksmith shop, chapel, school house, cabin, and trading post.
The remainder of the village has a relocated 1870s covered bridge and the original 1875 William's homestead.
The terrain and historic structures make this the perfect location for a Civil War event.