Bluestone State Park

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Bluestone State Park

West Virginia

(304) 466-2805

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Overview

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. Bluestone is adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's third largest body of water.

Map of Bluestone (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.618311, -80.937584

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Activities

  • Boating

    Bluestone State Park offers guests many recreational opportunities at the marina. Depending on lake conditions, the Marina is open April 15th through October 15th. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, paddle boats, rowboats and canoes, as well as slip rentals and boat trailer parking are available.

  • Camping

    A variety of camping opportunities are available for the avid outdoorsman visiting Bluestone State Park. The campgrounds at Bluestone State Park are located in the flood storage basin of the Bluestone Lake and are open from early May to late October, depending upon the water level. The Meador Campground is a 32 site facility with 22 of these sites with electric hookups. The sites are open to RV camping or tent camping. There is a central bathhouse with hot showers. A sewage disposal station is available. The Tent Area Campground features eight rustic sites make up this facility area. It is designed for group camping. The Old Mill campground offers 44 rustic campsites and has a central bathhouse with cold showers. This campground is open to tent or trailer camping. The East Shore Campground features thirty-nine primitive sites. These sites are accessible by boat only. East Shore Campground is located in the flood storage basin of the Bluestone Lake and are open from early May to late October, depending upon the water level. Bluestone State Park has 18-sites designated for reservations, while the remaining sites are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are taken in advance for designated sites from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Outside the reservable dates, all sites become first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fishing

    The lake provides excellent fishing for bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, hybrid bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. Boating and water-skiing round out the lake activities.

  • Hiking

    Bluestone State Park is laced with a number of intriguing hiking trails. Some of these afford panoramic views of Bluestone's picturesque lake and mountainous terrain.

  • Horseback Riding

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  • Hunting

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  • RVing

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  • Water Sports

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  • Winter Sports

    In winter, downhill skiing is available at nearby Winter Place Ski Resort, located 23 miles from the park. Pipestem Resort State Park offers sled rentals and cross-country ski rentals in the winter months at the park pro shop, when snow conditions are favorable. Horsebacking riding and golf play is also available at Pipestem Resort State Park.

Park Partners

Bluestone Marina

(304) 308-0587

Directions

Driving

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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(304) 466-2805

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