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Bluestone Outdoor Programs
August 5, 2020 @ 1:01 am - August 10, 2020 @ 1:01 am
Outdoor activities at Bluestone State Park encourage exploration of nature from nature hikes and fishing to unique activities like giant bubble making! Join Naturalist Jonathan Lipscomb as we adapt to distancing and have a great time participating. Youth, adults and families welcomed.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
3:00 p.m. Stream Walk
Meet beside the fishing pier to explore the wildlife that lives in Surveyors Creek along the Rhododendron Trail. *YPP
5:00 p.m. Spoon/bowl carving demonstration
Meet at the shelter behind the activities building to learn about the basics of how spoons and bowls were carved before power tools and electricity. *YPP
Friday, August 7, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fire Building
Learn how to start a fire without matches. We will also cover the basics of fire safety. Located at the shelter behind the activities building. *YPP
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Campfire!
Join us at the shelter behind the activities building for a weekend campfire. Come to talk, sing, and enjoy the glow.
9:30 p.m. Astronomy
Join Naturalist Jonathan after the campfire behind the activities building to view the night sky. We will be looking at the constellations and the moon. *YPP
Saturday, August 8, 2020
2:30 p.m. Candle Making
Find us beside the Meador bathhouse to learn about how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person. *YPP
5:00 p.m. Fishing
Meet Naturalist Jonathan at the fishing pier below the office for a couple hours of relaxing evening fishing.
7:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Meet at the park office for a hike along the River View Trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River. This is a great evening time hike.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. River View Trail Hike
Join Naturalist Jonathan beside the Meador Campground bathhouse for a hike along the River View Trail. This 2-mile trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.
4:30 p.m. Animal Show and Tell
Meet behind the activities building to learn about the different types of animals in our park and how you can help protect them. *YPP
5:00 p.m. Candle Making
A heritage art activity. We’ll be behind the activities building to learn about how dip candles are made. These are the candles that were used in many areas up to the invention of the light bulb. This activity costs $1 per person. *YPP
Monday, August 10, 2020
10:00 a.m. Fun in the Sun
Behind the activities building is the place to be for a fun morning of giant bubbles and kites. Learn the science behind these classic favorites.
11:00 a.m. Friendship Bracelets
We will be meeting behind the activities building to create basic friendship bracelets. These are $1 each.
1:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Let’s go for a hike along the Big Pine Trail. This 2.5-mile trail covers a diverse woodland and runs the ridgeline. We will meet at the park office.
Children age 12 and under must have an adult present at activities.
Fishing licenses are required for anyone 15 years and older.
Licenses may be purchased at www.wvfish.com and at local bait shops.
Masks are required for all activities in close proximity.
We appreciate your social responsibility when outdoors and when we are closer than six feet.
*YPP Young People for Parks program (see naturalist for more information)