• 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?

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.