Beautiful Bluestone

The Bluestone River and the rugged and ancient gorge it has carved is a richly diverse and scenic area of the southern Appalachians. Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape that provides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety of plants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile section of the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia. Read More

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Plan Your Visit

Before you visit the park, visit the website to learn about all you can do at Bluestone National Scenic River.

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Bluestone River Hike

From late spring through fall, park rangers lead a two-mile, round-trip hike along the Bluestone River.

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For Kids

Traveling with kids? Check out the New River Gorge kids page for info about our Junior Ranger program and other activities for kids.

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Photos and Multimedia

Check out photo galleries, videos, and social media.

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Learn about the animals, plants, natural features, and ecosystems of the Bluestone Gorge.

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Learn more about the people, place, and stories that make up the rich cultural history of the Bluestone Gorge.

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846



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