Bluestone Lake WMA/Summers Co. Camping includes nine separate camping areas with 330 campsites total and one pavilion/barn that can be rented. These campgrounds are on WMA property, but are managed by Summers County Commission. Seven of these camping areas are located along the New River and backwaters of the Bluestone Lake. These camping areas offer great ways to experience the river for fishing, boating or just relaxing. Because of the easy access from the river, the sites are great camping options for overnight paddling trips on the New River and/or on Bluestone Lake. All of the camping areas are primitive, with a fire pit, picnic tables at some sites and pit toilets. There is no potable water. The sites are first come first served and are not reservable. Cost is $15 Bluestone WMA Map. Bluestone Map (detailed), Bluestone Map (Army Corps).
Directions:Bluestone Lake WMA is located in the Southern WV, near Hinton. Google Maps directions below are to Indian Mills 37.531867, -80.819640. Upper Shanklins Ferry 37.445488, -80.847491, Lower Shanklins Ferry 37.462953, -80.871780, Cedar Branch 37.498567, -80.843709, Upper Indian Creek 37.513167, -80.841949, Lower Indian Creek 37.531300, -80.859996, Bull Falls Camping 37.540765, -80.910785, Bertha Camping Area 37.563852, -80.880137. Keatly 37.521057, -80.812124
Summers County Commission 304-466-7100
Army Corps of Engineers 304-466-1234
Bluestone WMA - 304-466-3398
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