Bluestone River (Spanishburg to Eads Mill)


The Bluestone River is intermediate whitewater flowing through the beginning of the Bluestone Gorge. The first 3 miles are moving water ending at a dam. From there the river is class II-III with the harder rapids coming at the end. There are a few hazards on this section (see notes and pics on the American WW link below).


The Bluestone River is in southern West Virginia, just north of Princeton. Google directions below are to the put-in at Spanishburg 37.444700, -81.121700 . Take-out is at Eads Mill rd 37.478880, -81.071780.


Camping (Bluestone SP), Camping (Pipestem SP), Canoeing (Bluestone Lake), Fishing, Hiking, Swimming Holes, Whitewater (Bluestone River - Eads Mill to Bluestone SP)

Web resources:

American Whitewater Page

ORC Resources:

Book ” A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia”

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