Bluestone Lake


Bluestone Lake is the state`s third-largest body of water at 2252 acres.  It is located in the New River Watershed and has multiple pieces of public land adjacent or nearby.  The lake is narrow and has the feel of a large river.  It is possible to do an overnight trip on the lake by camping either at the state park or WMA primitive sites (see links below).  An overnight trip could also be done by paddling the New River upstream into the lake.  This is a rather unique experience as there are very few places in WV that have public campsites on a body of water.  Bluestone WMA Map


Bluestone Lake is located in southern West Virginia near Hinton, WV.  Access to the lake is available at the state park (2 access points) and the Wildlife Management Area (3 access points on the lake, 5 more access points on the New River upstream).  Google Map directions below are to Pits Road access at the state park.  


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Bluestone State Park - H.C. 78, Box 3, Hinton, WV 25951

Bluestone WMA Headquarters - Office Dr, Forest Hill, WV 24935


Bluestone State Park - 304-466-2805,

Bluestone WMA - 304-466-3398

Web resources:

Bluestone SP Web Page

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