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BLUESTONE LAKE PICNIC SHELTER, WV

Bluestone Lake Picnic Shelter is a day-use area near the shores of Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia. The 2,040 acres of water provide boaters, water skiers and fishermen with plenty of recreational opportunities. With a capacity of up to 100 guests and dozens of activities...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • This facility is open year-round
  • Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This facility closes at 10 p.m.
  • Alcohol is prohibited at this park
  • The shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis except when reserved in advance
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Bluestone Lake Picnic Shelter is a day-use area near the shores of Bluestone Lake in southern West Virginia.

The 2,040 acres of water provide boaters, water skiers and fishermen with plenty of recreational opportunities.

With a capacity of up to 100 guests and dozens of activities and amenities, the day use area is a hot spot for large gatherings and outdoor fun. It is very popular among Little League Baseball groups and fishermen.

Natural Features:

Visitors won't want to miss the scenic views of West Virginia's third largest lake and its surrounding thick forests.

Bluestone Dam spans the New River, forming Bluestone Lake. The New River is the oldest river in North America and partially follows the path of the prehistoric Teays River.

The area is also rich in cultural history, with 103 archaeological sites located on federal property around the lake.

Recreation:

The New River is the best warm water fishery in West Virginia. Year after year, it produces more citation game fish than any other warm water river in West Virginia. Anglers can cast a line for smallmouth, white and striped bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie and muskellunge.

A short drive to the popular Bluestone Lake Wildlife Management Area won't disappoint for hunters interested wild turkey, white-tailed deer and various small game.

Facilities:

The accessible picnic shelter is equipped with electric and water hookups, as well as restrooms and ample parking. There are 12 picnic tables located around the shelter which seat approximately 75 people.

Basketball, baseball, horseshoe, playing fields and a playground are sure to keep visitors active during their visit.

A boat ramp, dock, pier and marina are a short drive away for the convenience of boaters and anglers.

Nearby Attractions:

Bluestone State Park has cabin rentals, picnicking and camping facilities, as well as two boat ramps and a marina.

Booking Window
Wed Oct 22 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • River Access
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Trails
  • Bait Shop
  • Bank
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Dock
  • Fishing Dock
  • Fishing Pier
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf
  • Group Camping
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • RV Parking
  • Restaurant
  • River Trips
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.63306, -80.88306
37°37'59"N, 80°52'59"W

From Beckley, West Virginia, take Interstate 64 east to exit 139. Go south on State Route 20 to Hinton and turn right at the first stoplight. Follow Route 20 south and turn left across the New River Bridge. Turn right at the end of the bridge on State Route 3E. Make another right onto Miller Avenue and follow the road to Bluestone Dam.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BLUESTONE LAKE PICNIC SHELTER
701 MILLER AVENUE
HINTON  WV  25951

Phone Number:

Project Office: (304)466-1234