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Bluestone National Scenic River

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This scenic river preserves relatively unspoiled land in southern West Virginia and contains natural and historic features of the Appalachian plateau. In its 11 miles, the lower Bluestone River offers excellent warm water fishing, hiking, boating, and scenery.



Email - NERI_Interpretation@nps.gov

Fax- 304-465-0591

Write to
P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246

Headquarters - 304-465-0508
Headquarters (TDD) - 304-465-0508


Getting There
CAR - Interstate 77 or 64 to Route 20.


Weather & Climate
Climate is varied, without prolonged extremes of temperature or precipitation. Sturdy shoes or boots, rain gear, adequate protection from heat or cold suggested. During spring and fall hunting seasons, trail users are advised to wear blaze orange.

Getting Around
In Park: a trail connects Bluestone State Park with Pipestem State Park. A tram takes visitors to the Bluestone River from Pipestem State Park.

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Contact Info
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Campgrounds Nearby
List of Nearby Campgrounds

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These outdoors activities are available near Bluestone National Scenic River.
 Campgrounds Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Alpine Adventures, Bradley, 3 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake, Scarbro, 4 miles away
New River Gorge National River- Army Camp, Terry, 5 miles away
ACE Adventure Center, Minden, 5 miles away
Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area - Dam Site, Dothan, 6 miles away
Appalachian Wildwaters Campground, Oak Hill, 6 miles away
Mountain State Travel and Trl Pr, Glen Morgan, 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Days Inn Mount Hope, Mount Hope , 4 miles away
Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn New River, Oak Hill , 7 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Beckley, Beckley , 7 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beckley, Beckley , 7 miles away
Courtyard Beckley, Beckley , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Beckley, Beckley , 7 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 17 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 86 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Whitewater Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Dunloup Creek, Fayette County , 2 miles away, Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harvey to New River at Thurmond)
Arbuckle Creek, Fayette County , 5 miles away, Class III-IV - 3.7 miles long (Oak Hill to New)
New River, Fayette Raleigh County , 5 miles away, Class II-III - 15 miles long (McCreery to Thurmond)
New River, -blank- County , 6 miles away, Class I-III - 7 miles long (Thurmond to Cunard)
Paint Creek, Fayette County , 7 miles away, Class II-IV - 4.6 miles long (Laurel Grove Church to Mossy)
 Public Lands Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Gauley River National Recreation Area, Glen Jean - WV , 0 miles away
New River Gorge National River, Glen Jean - WV , 0 miles away
Little Beaver State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Hawks Nest State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Babcock State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Camp Creek State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bluestone National Scenic River:
Saddlebred Golf Club, Beckley , 8 miles away
Grandview Country Club, Beaver , 9 miles away
Bridge Haven Golf Club, Fayetteville , 9 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Beaver , 10 miles away
Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Resort, Daniels , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Bluestone National Scenic River
Plum Orchard Lake, Fayette County , 6 miles away
Little Beaver Lake, Raleigh County , 10 miles away
Stephens Lake, Raleigh County , 12 miles away

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