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Recreation

Bluestone State Park is located adjacent to the 2,000-acre Bluestone Lake.

Bluestone Lake

hiking trail and lake overlookThe 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.

Fishing Records

The state record in length and in weight for striped bass was caught at Bluestone Lake – the record length for striped bass in WV is currently 47.16 inches and record weight 45.70 pounds.

Bluestone Marina

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 at the rates shown below.

For boat rental reservation, call 304-466-1010. The marina is operated by a marina concessionaire on behalf of Bluestone State Park.  Click here to visit Bluestone Marina website

Game Courts

family boating at bluestone lakeThroughout the summer season, a wide variety of sports and special events are featured. Equipment is available for rent at the park office of a nominal fee.

  • Croquet
  • Shuffleboard
  • Horseshoes
  • Basketball (behind the activity building)
  • Volleyball (below playground at the pool)

Summer Nature and Recreation Activities

In addition, special weekly programs are provided by the park naturalist for your entertainment. Included in such events are nature hikes, movies, slide shows, volleyball and softball games, wiener roasts, and other family oriented activities.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool at Bluestone State Park is usually open Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From Memorial Weekend until mid-June and again from mid-August until Labor Day weekend, the pool will be open on weekends only and will not be open during the weekdays. Call the park and check for specific days and hours.  Pool is subject to seasonal closures.

Cabin guests of Bluestone State Park may also take advantage of the  Pipestem Resort indoor pool at McKeever Lodge.   

Bluestone State ParkHiking

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.

Download: Bluestone Park Map

Wi-Fi

Guests needing wireless connectivity will find Wi-Fi available at Bluestone State Park office and at the laundry area.  There is no charge for this amenity.

Other recreation nearby

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.

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