Bluestone State Park

Hinton, WV

Where are we going?

Bluestone State Park
Bluestone State Park
78 HC
WV 25951

304 466-2805

What is there to do?

Kids, what adventures do you think you could get up to in 2,100 acres of stunningly rugged, forested and mountainous terrain? Quite a lot we imagine!

Well, why not challenge yourselves with doing just that by visiting Bluestone State Park in West Virginia!

Wild and wonderful, this wilderness park is just five miles south of Hinton in the south of the state. It's best known for the stunningly blue Bluestone Lake, which is also the third largest body of water in West Virginia. Pretty cool, huh!

The park's many acres are perfect for those active and adventurous families, with hiking, fishing and camping all on offer!

Wild and wonderful – you’ll find both at Bluestone State Park. This wilderness park, located five miles south of Hinton in southern West Virginia, is best known for Bluestone Lake, the state’s third-largest body of water. The park’s 2,155 acres of forest and rugged mountain terrain are perfect for hiking, fishing and camping.

The lake of course is a great place to spend some time, with boating and swimming great in those summer months!

In the midst of this wilderness park, just five miles south of Hinton, are nestled modern cabins, a campground and fine recreational facilities.

Over the winter months, snow sports are even possible just outside the park, so there really isn't any reason to not visit!

Let Mother Nature show you what she's made of in this amazing West Virginia state park. Bluestone Lake is waiting for you!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free

Children: Free


When can we go?

Best during daylight hours

Year round. Camping mid-April to October 31


Any top tips?

Bluestone State Park has four campgrounds with 120 campsites. The Meador Campground has 32 sites open to RVs and tents with electric and water available at seven of the sites, electric at 15 sites, and a central bathhouse also on-site. The Tent Area Campground has five rustic sites and is designed for group camping. Old Mill Campground, open to tents and RVs, has 44 rustic campsites and a central bathhouse. East Shore Campground has 39 primitive sites accessible by boat only. The campgrounds are open mid-April through late October. West Virginia State Park campgrounds reservations are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year. Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-serve basis through October 31.

I’m Hungry!

Take a picnic! There are plenty of spots, and even pavilions if you have a group

Healthy Eating

Take plenty of bottled water - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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