• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Stories

ruins of an old cabin
 

Walking through Bluestone National Scenic River today, one will find traces of the past; an old stone wall, a chimney or foundation protruding from the undergrowth, a headstone or cemetery seemingly lost in the forest. These tangible remains help to tell and preserve the stories of those who came before us.

 
historic photo of officers posing at a moonshine still

Moonshining on the Blue: Descending into the Bluestone Gorge on the tram at Pipestem Resort State Park, an attentive visitor may notice the moonshine still located under a huge rock overhang alongside a picturesque waterfall. The story of moonshining in this area is a testament to the subsistence lifestyles of those who once lived on the rugged land. more…

Did You Know?

Bluestone Dam

Just north of confluence of the Bluestone River and the New River, the Bluestone Dam was constructed in 1949, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.