Bluestone National Scenic River

Natural World


Wildlife is abundant in Bluestone National Scenic River. Deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, bobcat, raccoons and beaver are found here. The area also supports a wide array of birds. Great Blue Heron, Kingfishers, and even an occasional Bald Eagle have been seen scouting the river for food. There are several species of fish in the Bluestone, including Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill and Catfish.

Nature & Science

The Bluestone River and its gorge support an abundance of aquatic life, a variety of birds and mammals, and a diverse mix of forest types.



Bluestone National Scenic River offers a wide variety of bird habitat along its 10.5 miles. Riparian areas, mixed hardwood forests, old fields, cliffs and the river provide food, water and shelter for an array of bird species.