Bluestone Wildlife Management Area

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Bluestone Wildlife Management Area

West Virginia

(304) 466-3398

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Bluestone Wildlife Management Area offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities on 17,632 acres. Being adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's second largest body of water, the area offers guests boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife management area status, and Bluestone has over 330 primitive campsites and picnic sites. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hiking and equestrian trails are also popular. Boat rentals are nearby.

Map of Bluestone Wildlife Management Area (WV)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.521781, -80.837779



  • Boating

    Boating and canoeing are allowed.

  • Camping

    Camping Areas within Bluestone Wildlife Area are: Indian Mills - 15 sites, Keatley - 15 sites, Bertha - 55 sites on lake, Mouth of Indian Creek - 100 sites on the New River, Shanklin's Ferry - 80 sites on the New River, Cedar Branch - 45 sites on the New River, Bull Falls - 20 sites on lake.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed with a state license.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is available.

  • Horseback Riding

    A stable is available for overnight rentals.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed with a license.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking areas are available.

  • RVing

    RVing is permitted with restrictions. See site for more information



Located in the southern part of the state, Bluestone Wildlife Management Area is accessible by several major highways. Take exit 139 (Sandstone/Hinton) off I-64 to WV 20 south and drive 5 miles. From the I-77 south, take the Athens Road Exit (exit 14) to WV 20 north, and travel 22 miles. Consult an official highway map for further details.

Phone Numbers


(304) 466-3398