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“Scenic Drive”

Bluestone State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Hinton
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Starkville, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Scenic Drive”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family drove through Bluestone on our way from New River Gorge to Pipestem. The road winds back off of the main road, and you'll almost feel like you're lost. There is a small visitor's center, but it had just closed when we arrived. There are some nice views to take in, and there are places to picnic. I read about cabins available up the hillside, but we didn't drive up to see. It's a quaint park. Likely a good option for a less-crowded getaway.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank msubrit
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“No stay - just to play”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Quick note: we did not stay, just played.

This was another "needed" trip for our VIPP membership. The park is cozy and the lake is beautiful! We sat outside, shaded under some trees, and watched the boats cruise around.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank reebee2727
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Toledo, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
614 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Beautiful WV Mountain Park”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great trails and wondrous vistas abound. Spent a great amount of time admiring the autumn colors. The wildlife was amazing.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Ray-n-Sol
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Columbia Falls, Montana, United States
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful Confluence of a Rendezvous with Destiny!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a visit to the spot where the Bluestone River flowing out of East River Mountain in Southwestern Virginia near the Tennessee Border joins up with the New River flowing from North Carolina near the Atlantic Ocean. The two waters meet in what is now the Bluestone Lake caused by the Bluestone Dam at Hinton, West Virginia. The New River flows on from here to later form the Kanawha where it meets the Gauley River at Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Both these Atlantic Basin waters eventually end up in the Gulf of Mexico via the Kanawha, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. It is truly a "rendezvous with destiny" here at Bluestone State Park near Hinton, West Virginia. Don't miss the views as they are spectacular. It truly is "Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!"

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Jim W
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Midlothian, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Cabin was a Big Disappointment”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

On the positive side the cabin was clean and the atmosphere of the park was nice. The Park office staff was nice and helpful. Renting a pontoon boat at the nearby marina was a highlight of our stay. However, the cabin is what ruined it for us. We stayed in cabin #4. The cabins are not air conditioned and I knew this prior to making the reservation. It was expectedly warm in the evenings with high 70's low 80's temperatures but the cabin had ceiling fans in each room which made the temperatures bearable as long as the air was moving. However every single window and door screen in the cabin had holes or was ripped on one side. We had a minimal number of lights on at night to try not to attract bugs. However, it was horrible. We were constantly being dive bombed by moths and flying bugs the first two evenings and on the third evening we lost electricity at 9:45 p.m. (there was no storm). At 12:30 a.m. we could not stand the heat, the dark, and bugs any longer. We packed by the lights of our cell phones and drove home.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Anne S
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