Bluestone State Park Goes Outdoors

Outdoor activities at Bluestone State Park encourage exploration of nature from stream walks to turtle talks and unique activities like flag etiquette and spoon carving. Join Naturalist Jonathan Lipscomb as we adapt to distancing and have a great time participating. Youth, adults and families welcomed.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

12:00 p.m. Stream Walk
Meet Naturalist Jonathan beside the fishing pier to explore the wildlife that lives in Surveyors Creek along the Rhododendron Trail. *YPP

1:30 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. *YPP

Friday, July 3, 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 pm. – 9:00 p.m. Campfire
Meet at the shelter behind the activities building for a weekend campfire. Come to talk, sing, and enjoy the glow when the sun is lowering and the day concludes.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

10:00 a.m. Nature Hike
Join the park naturalist for a hike along the River View Trail. This trail follows a stream with several waterfalls before continuing along the Bluestone River.

12:00 p.m. Local Animals
Join Naturalist Jonathan next to the fishing pier to learn about and see some of the local animals. *YPP

3:00 p.m. Celebrate a Nation’s Birthday
Let’s celebrate our nation’s birthday by learning about flag etiquette as we host a retiring ceremony for flags that have become damaged as they flew over our country. *YPP

Sunday July 5, 2020

2:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Let’s take a relaxing hike along the Cabin and Rhododendron trails. We will meet at the office. 1 mile loop

3:30 p.m. Turtle Talk
Meet behind the activities building to learn about the different types of turtles in our park and how you can help protect them. *YPP

Monday, July 6, 2020

10:00 a.m. Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Meet in the field behind the activities building to fly a kite and learn about how kites fly and different kite types. *YPP

1:00 p.m. Nature Hike
Let’s go for a hike along the Kanawha, Fayette Turnpike Trail. We will begin at the activities building.

*YPP is the Young People for Parks program. These programs are focused on fun education for ages 6-16. Although, all ages are welcome to attend.
** All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
***Masks are recommended for all activities. We appreciate your responsibility when outdoors and when we are closer than six feet.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: July 2 - 6, 2020
  • End Date: July 6, 2020

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