Things To Know Before You Come
Camping and Lodging:
Please be aware of the following Bluestone National Scenic River regulations:
Camping is not permitted in Bluestone National Scenic River, but camping is available at Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park nearby. Fires and off-road vehicles are also prohibited. Violators are subject to fines up to $5000 and 6 months in jail.
Although off-road driving is not permitted at Bluestone National Scenic River, you may check the National Park Service Off-Road Driving page for information about off-road driving in other parks, or download the Off-Road Driving brochure.
Tampering, damaging or defacing public property is prohibited and will be strictly enforced.
Littering is prohibited and will be strictly enforced. Please pack out all bottles, cans, fishing line and other trash.
Pets must be restrained at all times, leashes are not to exceed 6 feet.
Did You Know?
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.