An eastern box turtle along the Bluestone Turnpike Trail.

NPS photo/ Dave Bieri

Wildlife is abundant in Bluestone National Scenic River. Deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobcat, raccoons and beaver are found here. The area also supports a wide array of birds. Great blue heron, kingfishers, and even an occasional bald eagle have been seen scouting the river for food. There are several species of fish in the Bluestone, including smallmouth bass, bluegill and catfish.

Last updated: February 20, 2020

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