Sitting along a 10.5-mile stretch of the Bluestone River in West Virginia, Bluestone National Scenic River is home to diverse plants and animals and features beautifully carved landscapes. As part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers system in the US, Bluestone National Scenic River offers memorable experiences for visitors, ranging from water-related pursuits, to hiking adventures and scenic viewing opportunities.
At Bluestone National Scenic River, visitors can paddle on Bluestone River to amazing spots where the landscapes in the area come into full view. Visitors can equally enjoy angling for game and non-game fish species in the river. Ranger-led programs are also on hand to provide insights into the geological, cultural, natural, and historical aspects of the park. During hunting season, visitors with appropriate fishing licenses can enjoy hunting within around 70% of the park’s areas open to hunting and trapping. Bird viewing and nature observation, as well as wildlife watching are other ways to stay active and have fun in the park.
The Bluestone River is classified as a High-Quality Warm Water Stream by the state of West Virginia. Camping is not allowed within Bluestone National Scenic River but you can stay overnight in your RV at nearby Bluestone State Park or Pipestem State Park.