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    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Safety

ranger talking to visitors
 

Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit to Bluestone National Scenic River will better ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Look over the following items to better understand some of the possible hazards and safety issues you may encounter.


Water Safety

Biking Safety

Hiking Safety

Poisonous Snakes

Spiders and Insects

Poison Ivy

Heat Related Illness

Hypothermia

Lightning

Did You Know?

Aerial tram system that takes visitors down nearly 1000 feet into the gorge, to Bluestone National Scenic River.

One of the best ways to access Bluestone National Scenic River is via an aerial tram at Pipestem Resort State Park. The ride takes you nearly 1000 feet into the gorge.