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    National Scenic River West Virginia


smallmouth bass

The Bluestone River is classified as a High Quality Warm Water Stream by the State of West Virginia. A good diversity of warm water game fish are found with in the park including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass, muskellunge, walleye, white bass, rock bass, crappie, several species of sunfish, channel catfish, and flathead catfish. Non-game fish include suckers, dace, minnows, chubs, and shiners.

Take a look at our Fishes of the Bluestone - 2006 report (3 MB Adobe Acrobat File).

Did You Know?

Sign commemorating the former town of Lilly.

Lilly, a small community on the Bluestone River, was removed due to construction of the Bluestone Dam in 1949. Remains from 149 graves were exhumed and relocated. Remnants of the foundations of a church, school, and homes can be seen at the former townsite.