Bluestone State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres of rugged, heavily forested, mountainous terrain, and provides a wide variety of water-oriented activities for guests visiting and residents of southern West Virginia.
At this wilderness park, just five miles south of Hinton, are nestled 26-modern cabins for rent, a campground and outdoor recreational facilities. The extra plus is that Bluestone State Park is adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's third largest body of water.
Pipestem Resort State Park is only 10 miles to the south. Just north of the park is the Army Corps of Engineers, Bluestone Dam, The Historic Town of Hinton, and the New River Gorge National River, the center of the state's best whitewater rafting and canoeing adventure. Sandstone Falls, north of Hinton is a special boardwalk area and watery view are a must see for a make-a-memory visit when in the Hinton area
Bluestone National Wild and Scenic River flows into Bluestone Lake within the Bluestone State Park boundaries. Hunting and fishing opportunities abound at 17,632 acre Bluestone Wildlife Management Area adjacent to the park and nearby Camp Creek State Park and State Forest.
Bluestone State Park is experiencing flooding from recent rains. The Army Corps of Engineers (COE) reports and predicts Bluestone Lake elevation will be at 1450’ by Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Summer pool is 1410’. Therefore the following areas at Bluestone State Park are closed as of April 24, 2017.
Tent Area campground
Old Mill campground
East Shore campground
All the boat launches at Bluestone
The Bluestone Marina
Access to the wildlife management area through Bluestone State Park
The Pit area
These areas will reopen when lake levels recede and areas are restored for use.