At Army Camp, Glade Creek, Grandview Sandbar, Stone Cliff and War Ridge camping is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis as follows:
- Two vehicles permitted per site.
- Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
- Two camping units (tent or RV) with a maximum of 8 people per site.
- Camp only in designated campsites.
- Limit of 14 days within a 28-day period within any park campground or camping area.
- Public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and possession of alcohol by minors is prohibited.
- Possession and use of firearms is prohibited in the camping area.
- Pets must be kept on a leash.
- You are in a national park area, help protect it: littering is prohibited.
- Burn only dead wood found on the ground.
- Do not drive nails into trees, or hang lanterns against trees.
- Please use the provided toilet facilities.
- Broken glass is a hazard to all -- use plastic and aluminum containers when possible.
- Respect other river users.
The park has two camping areas available for group camping. One is located off U. S. Route 19 across from Canyon Rim Visitor Center. The other is located along the New River at Dunglen (across from Thurmond). Both of these sites require a Special Use Permit. For a permit for the group campsites, contact the permits office at 304-465-6517.
Areas suitable for camping are located adjacent to trails such as Glade Creek, Brooklyn-Southside Junction, and Stone Cliff trails. Other sites are along the river, accessible by boat. Camping is prohibited within 100 feet of developed trails.
Discuss your plans with a ranger before an overnight boating or backpacking trip. Camp above the high water line if possible. Use existing sites and fire rings where provided. Dispose of human waste and dishwater properly. Carry trash out.
- Camping is prohibited at Grandview, Brookside Island, day-use areas, and within Bluestone National Scenic River
- Camping is prohibited within 100 feet of state roads, parking lots, trailheads, boat launch areas, visitor centers, park structures, top or bottom of cliffs, and historic areas.
- Dead, down wood may be used for campfires. Hand tools only may be used on firewood.
- Trespassing is prohibited on CSX railroad tracks and roads.
Meadow Creek Campground
The National Park Service is currently constructing a full service campground at Meadow Creek, near Sandstone Visitor Center. When completed, the campground will offer sites for tent, car, and RV camping. Amenities will include communal water spigots, restrooms, and a public boat launch. At this time the campground is not expected to be open until 2016.
For general camping information, call the main park number at 304-465-0508 (weekdays only).
To request an application for group camping, call 304-465-6517 (weekdays only).