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May 26, 2017 Alert!
The Army Corps of Engineers is holding water at Bluestone Dam due to recent high water and flooding which affects Bluestone State Park.  All campgrounds are closed due to water in the campground and across the access roads. The swimming pool and picnic shelter will be closed.  Army Corp predicts level going up 30 ft. to elevation of 1,440 by Friday night and not being out until Monday May 29.  For ACE flood control details, click here.

Bluestone cabinsBluestone 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.

 

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