• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Nearby Attractions

aerial tram at Pipestem Resort State Park
The Pipestem Resort State Park tram takes visitors down to the Bluestone River.
 

Other nearby National Parks:

 
New River and gorge

New River Gorge National River

A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities. more…

 
Gauley River

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Established in 1988, Gauley River National Recreation Area protects 25 miles of the Gauley River and 5 miles of the Meadow River. Dropping 28 feet per mile through a gorge that averages 500 feet in depth, the Gauley is a world-class destination for whitewater boaters. more...

 

WV State Parks:

 
aerial tram at Pipestem Resort State Park

Pipestem Resort State Park
Located 12 miles south of Hinton, Pipestem Resort State Park sits on the edge of the beautiful Bluestone River Gorge. An aerial tram allows visitors to descend over 1,000 feet to the bottom of the gorge and the gateway to Bluestone National Scenic River. The park contains two lodges, cabins, campground, hiking trails, horse stables, golf course, and swimming pools. more…

 
fishing dock at Bluestone State Park

Bluestone State Park
Located five miles south of Hinton, Bluestone State Park is situated at the mouth of the Bluestone River. The park features cabins, campgrounds, a swimming pool, hiking trails, and a marina on Bluestone Lake. more…

 
fog on Bluestone Lake

Bluestone Wildlife Management Area
Located just south of Hinton, Bluestone Wildlife Management Area provides opportunities for camping, boating, hunting, and fishing on Bluestone Lake. more…

 
waterfall

Camp Creek State Park
Located south of the park off Interstate 70, Camp Creek State Park offers scenic waterfalls, hiking trails, camping, picnic shelters, and fishing. more…

 

Other Destinations:

 
stores and street in Hinton, WV

Hinton Historic District

The Hinton Historic District includes buildings dated from the late 1800s when Hinton was a railroad center. The downtown Summers County Visitor Center and Hinton Railroad Museum provide visitor services, exhibits, and walking tour information. more…

 
John Henry statue

John Henry Historical Park
The Great Bend Tunnel, located in Talcott, is the location that spawned the legend of John Henry racing a steam drill while constructing the railroad that would open up this rugged land to the rest of the nation. The John Henry Historical Park is still in development, but visitors can view the tunnel and John Henry statue. more…

 
Coal Heritage Trail logo

Coal Heritage Trail
Traversing five Southern West Virginia counties between Fayetteville and Bluefield, this 146 mile route features many historic sites associated with coal mining. The trail tells the story of resilient men and women who spent generations mining coal through harsh times and perilous conditions. more…

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.