• river flowing through forest

    Bluestone

    National Scenic River West Virginia

Things To Do

hikers
 

Bluestone National Scenic River offers many outdoor activities. Hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, birding, wildlife watching, relaxing and enjoying nature are favorites here. Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are usually limited to the springtime, when river levels are adequate. Camping is not permitted in Bluestone National Recreation Area, although excellent campgrounds are provided at each end of the park in Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park.

 
hiker reading trail sign

Hiking:
The Bluestone Turnpike Trail runs the entire length of the park offering an excellent opportunity for a quiet hike along the Bluestone River. more…

 
fisherman with fish

Fishing:
The Bluestone River provides excellent warm water fishing opportunities. more…

 
hunters

Hunting:
Hunting is permitted within Bluestone National Scenic River with the exception of the area within the boundary of Pipestem Resort State Park. Check here for regulations and information. more…

 
ranger leading a hike

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

 
tram at Pipestem Resort State Park

Nearby Attractions:
Check out the Nearby Attractions page for information for other nearby destinations. more…

Did You Know?

coiled timber rattlesnake

The timber rattlesnake is one of two venomous snakes found in West Virginia, the other being the copperhead.