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.


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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.

A hike along the Bluestone.

Bluestone River Hike

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

Hikers

100 Mile Challenge

Are you ready to hike 100 miles along the Bluestone and in New River Gorge? Celebrate the NPS Centennial with our 100 Mile Challenge!

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Love Your Park Challenge

Support your park and win prizes. Join us for the Love Your Park Challenge.

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Photos and Multimedia

Check out photo galleries, videos, and social media.

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Nature

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

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History

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

Last updated: December 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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