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    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

For Kids

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National parks are places for people of all ages- those who are young in years and those who are young at heart!

Don't let your parents have all of the fun. Ask your parents to stop by one of the visitor centers at nearby New River Gorge National River, talk to a park ranger and find out if there are any special activities planned for kids.

 
Junior Ranger Badge

Junior Ranger Program:
Do you like to have fun? Would you like to learn more about your national river? Participating in the Junior Ranger program is a great way to have fun and learn what makes this park so special. Stop by the visitor center at nearby New River Gorge National River to get your junior ranger booklet. more...

 
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WebRangers

Kids of all ages can become a WebRanger online. Explore, learn about, and protect our national parks by completing fun web activities: design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges. more…

Did You Know?

Aerial tram system that takes visitors down nearly 1000 feet into the gorge, to Bluestone National Scenic River.

One of the best ways to access Bluestone National Scenic River is via an aerial tram at Pipestem Resort State Park. The ride takes you nearly 1000 feet into the gorge.