The Bluestone River and the rugged and ancient gorge it has carved is a richly diverse and scenic area of the southern Appalachians. Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape that provides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety of plants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile section of the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia.
Bluestone River Walk
From late spring through fall park rangers lead a two-mile round trip hike along the Bluestone River.Read More
Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit to Bluestone National Scenic River will better ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time.Read More
Social Media: Join the Conversation
Stay connected with what is happening at Bluestone National Scenic River, New River Gorge National River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.Read More
The Bluestone River is a popular warm water fishery. Smallmouth bass, bluegill, and rock bass are some of the sport fish.Read More
The Lost Town of Lilly
Faint remains of this historic townsite can still be found along the Bluestone Turnpike.Read More
Did You Know?
The lower Bluestone River is also a part of the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area managed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources for public hunting and fishing. Wild turkey and white-tailed deer are the prime game species.