• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Animals

eastern box turtle
 
Wildlife is abundant in Bluestone National Scenic River. Deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobcat, raccoons and beaver are found here. The area also supports a wide array of birds. Great blue heron, kingfishers, and even an occasional bald eagle have been seen scouting the river for food. There are several species of fish in the Bluestone, including smallmouth bass, bluegill and catfish.
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

foot bridge on the Bluestone Turnpike Trail

The Bluestone Turnpike, a riverbank road used by those who farmed and timbered the area until the 1940s, is now a trail used by visitors to Bluestone National Scenic River.