Plan Your Visit
With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to Bluestone National Scenic River. Check the links below for information to help you plan your visit, or once you are here in the area, stop by one of the nearby New River Gorge National River visitor centers and ask a park ranger to help you plan your visit or for any assistance.
Camping is not permitted at Bluestone National Scenic River, although excellent campgrounds are provided at each end of the park at Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park. Lodging can be found at Pipestem Resort State Park.
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The upper Bluestone River is a popular whitewater run during higher springtime flows. This upper is rated Class III-IV and is for experienced boaters. The lower section is suitable for beginning paddlers.