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New River Greenbrier Valley Region
Bluestone State Park
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Bluestone State Park A Bluestone Mourning © Garvey Strong
Blue Stone Park WV
Bluestone State Park © John Mueller
Bluestone State Park © John Mueller
Bluestone State Park © John Mueller
Bluestone State Park © John Mueller
Bluestone State Park Mr.Bald © Garvey Strong
Bald Eagle,On Bluestone Lake.Taken 12-27-10
Bluestone State Park Blue Moon on Bluestone © Garvey Strong
Bluestone Park at night
Bluestone State Park Mourning at Blueston © Garvey Strong
Early Mourning on Bluestone
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HC 78 Box 3
Hinton, West Virginia   25951

Phone: 304-466-2805
Toll Free: 800-225-5982
Email: park email button icon
Encompassing over 2,100 acres of rugged, heavily forested, mountainous terrain, Bluestone State Park provides a wide variety of water-oriented activities for guests and residents of southern West Virginia. In the midst of this wilderness park, just five miles south of Hinton, are nestled modern cabins, a campground and fine recreational facilities. The extra plus is that Bluestone is adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's third largest body of water.
History of the Area
Several points of historical and recreational interest are located in the Bluestone area. For instance, famous outdoor musical dramas such as "Hatfields and McCoys," are performed at Grandview Park, near Beckley. Pipestem Resort State Park with its myriad of recreational facilities is only 10 miles to the south. Just north of the park is Bluestone Dam, Historic Hinton, and the New River Gorge National River, the center of some of the state's best whitewater rafting and canoeing. Of special note is Sandstone Falls, just north of Hinton. Bluestone National Wild and Scenic River flows into Bluestone Lake within the Park boundaries. Hunting and fishing opportunites abound at 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Mangement Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Forest.
Overnight guests may choose from among 26 modern cabins in a variety of sizes suitable for two to eight persons. Of modern design and frame construction, the cabins feature beautiful, wood-paneled walls, stone fireplaces and forced air furnaces.

Each cabin comes equipped with: televisions with satellite programming service


cooking utensils


bed linens



modern appliances

hot showers

Cots and cribs are available at an additional charge and may be reserved in advance to avoid a handling fee.

Cabins are open year-round.
A variety of camping opportunites are available for the avid outdoorsman visiting Bluestone, from a 32 unit tent and trailer campground featuring 22 sites with electric hookups, central bathhouse, hot showers, and dumping station; to a rustic camping area with 45 sites for either tents or trailers and a central bathhouse with cold showers.

Also, located on the eastern shore of Bluestone Lake is a primitive, 47 site campground that is accessible by boat only. The campgrounds are located in the flood storage basin of Bluestone Lake and are open from early May to late October, depending upon the water level.
A swimming pool and a children wading area are open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Cabin guests may enjoy year round swimming privileges at Pipestem Resorts' indoor pool.
Boating and water-skiing round out the lake activities. Boats and canoes may be rented at the marina.
Being located adjacent to the 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake, water-related activities are accented at the park. The lake provides excellent fishing for bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, hybrid bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish.

Bluestone State Park is located near Beckley, Princeton and Blacksburg

Nature Programs
Special weekly programs are provided by the park naturalist for your entertainment. Included in such events are nature hikes, movies, slide shows, volleyball and softball games, wiener roasts, and numerous other activities.

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Area Campgrounds
Pipestem RV Park & Campground
West Virginia 20
Pipestem, WV
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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Cottages and Cabins
Deluxe Log Cabins Rental, Tree Houses rental and Glamping Yurts cabins. All located a a remote scenic wooded area, near the New River national River and Gauley River National recreational area. Only 10 minutes from the New River Gorge Bridge Each cabin has a Hot tub and 3 cabins have a Red Heart Shaped Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplaces - Great for Romantic Get-a-Ways.
34.8 miles from park*
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Located in the southeastern section of the state, Bluestone State Park is accessible by several major highways.

Take exit 139 (Sandstone/Hinton) off Interstate 64 to WV 20 South, and drive 15 miles to the park.

From the south on Interstate 77, take the Athens Road Exit (exit 14) to WV 20 North, and travel 22 miles to the park.

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