• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Fish

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?

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.