BLUESTONE STATE PARK - Bluestone State Park is a destination for visitors around the country, but staff want to attract locals, too.
“It's easy to get here,” said Brett McMillion with the Division of Natural Resources. “We're just a couple of miles outside of Hinton. Anybody in southern West Virginia can probably be here in just an hour’s drive, so it's really close.”
The cabin-vacation park sits on 2,100 acres of land, is adjacent to 2,100 acres of lake and surrounded by 18,000 acres of wildlife area. The lake also holds the state record for striped bass
“Ninety percent of the time you'll be comfortable,” McMillion told WOAY. “Not overran with a lot of other folks. It's just a good, family atmosphere.”
There's also more than 100 campsites on four different campgrounds, an activities building available for rent, a new pool with a perfect water temperature and 26 modern cabins first built in the 1960s.
“Generally, if it's a first-timer here, they're pretty amazed,” McMillion said. “The view of the lake and those gas grills on that big deck -- they've been very well received.”
The park is waiting for visitors yearning for that day-long trip, or those who just want to spend a little time away from it all.
“You can come here, bring a little bit of food with you and you could actually stay busy for many hours,” McMillion told WOAY. “If you like outdoor recreation, if you like water-oriented recreation, this is the place to be.”
For more information on the park or to view available discounts and packages, be sure to log on to www.wvstateparks.com.