Plan Your Visit

hiker on trail alongside river in fall
A hiker overlooks the Bluestone River.

NPS photo/Dave Bieri


With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to Bluestone National Scenic River. Check the links below for information to help you plan your visit, or once you are here in the area, stop by one of the nearby New River Gorge National Park and Preserve visitor centers and ask a park ranger to help you plan your visit or for any assistance.

Camping is not permitted at Bluestone National Scenic River, although excellent campgrounds are provided at each end of the park at Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park. Lodging can be found at Pipestem Resort State Park.

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Basic Information

Find information for planning your trip: directions, operating hours, weather, fees and passes, and visitor centers.

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Things to Do

Check here for information about hiking, fishing, hunting, guided activities, and nearby attractions..

Pipestem Tram
Getting to the Park

The Bluestone NSR is most easily accessed through its two neighboring state parks, Pipestem Resort State Park and Bluestone State Park.

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Guided Activites

Join a ranger for a guided hike or stream search program.

Two boys playing by the river.
Your Safety

Plan ahead to ensure you have a safe visit to the Bluestone.

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!

Last updated: September 7, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846



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