ranger talking to visitors
A ranger talks to visitors on the Bluestone Turnpike Trail.

NPS photo/Eve West


Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit to Bluestone National Scenic River will better ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Look over the following items to better understand some of the possible hazards and safety issues you may encounter.

Water Safety

Biking Safety

Hiking Safety

Venomous Snakes

Spiders and Insects

Poison Ivy

Heat Related Illness



Last updated: March 2, 2023

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P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846



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