Plan Your Visit

Bluestone River

A peaceful stretch of the Bluestone River

Dave Bieri


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.

Bluestone River

Bluestone National Scenic River Brochure:
Download the Bluestone National Scenic River brochure. more...

hiker reading trail sign

Things to Do:
Check here for information about hiking, fishing, and hunting. more...

ranger leading a hike

Ranger Programs:
From May through October, rangers lead guided hikes along the Bluestone River. Check here for more information. more...

life jacket

Check out our safety pages for some tips on how to make your visit a safe and enjoyable experience. more...

Bluestone Turnpike sign

Check here for directions to the park. more...

ranger leading a hike

Operating Hours and Seasons:
Check here for information on when to visit the park. more...

NPS Senior Pass

Fees and Passes:
There are no entrance fees for Bluestone National Scenic River. Check here for information park passes and on tram fees. more...

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