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July Fun & Activities: Bluestone

July 7 July 10

Bluestone State Park offers youth and family friendly activities hosted by Jonathan Lipscomb, Naturalist and activities director from July 7 – 10, 2023. Activities at Bluestone state park are free to attend unless indicated and open to the public. Cabin guests, campers, and the general public are encouraged to participate.

FRIDAY, July 7, 2023
3-5pm spoon carving
Find the naturalist at the shelter below the events building to learn local history and the basics of spoon making. Wooden spoons? Yes!! *ypp

5pm primitive fire starting
We’ll be at the shelter behind the events building before the weekly campfire to learn about how to start a fire without a lighter or match. Does this mean char cloth, flint and steel? Yes!! *ypp

7-9pm weekly campfire
Still hanging out at the shelter behind the events building for our weekly campfire, come to relax, talk, sing, and learn about the local area. Learn how to make a dump cake. Yes! Over a fire and cast iron. Servings are $2 payable at on site with exact change or at the office.

9-10pm astronomy and nocturnal creatures talk
The day concludes at the events building to learn about astronomy and the what comes stirs to live in the woods and nightlife. *ypp

SATURDAY, July 8, 2023
9am lets go fishing
Relax. You’re invited to join the naturalist for a relaxing morning fishing and learning about different types of fishing equipment at the fishing pier below the Bluestone State Park office. Bring your own equipment or borrow one of ours All ages are welcome to join, although ages 15 up require a license which can be found at wvfish.com *ypp

11am-12pm chalk art and giant bubbles
This is super fun! Meet at the Old Mill Campground bath house to make giant bubbles and your own chalk art. Kids and adults welcome. Come have fun!!

1pm dip candles
Naturalist Lipscomb invited you meet in the pines next to the activities building to make historic dip candles. Heritage arts is a fun afternoon craft. $1 per candle exact change accepted on site or prepay at the office. *ypp

2:30pm paw paw trail nature hike
Meet at the pool house to take a short hike up the Paw Paw Trail. This hike is around 0.5 miles each way and connects to the Big Pine trail on the ridge. You can do a ½ mile – come on! Let’s hike. Wear shoes with closed toes, please.

6-8pm tye dye
It’s tye dye time. Adults and kiddos welcomed. Meet at the swimming pool to create a one of a kind souvenir. Shirts are $10 for a park shirt, $5 if you bring your own.

SUNDAY, July 9, 2023
10am Eagle Point nature hike
This is a new trail. Meet at the overlook on the park entrance road to take a hike up the Eagle Point trail. This 1 mile each way trail is the newest on the park and ascends to a beautiful overlook above Rt 20. Long pants, closed toed shoes, and water are recommended. Its a little difficult at first, but the view is wonderful

1pm compass treasure hunt
Meet at the swimming pool to learn the basic operations of a compass and compete for a prize. A compass! Not an electronic device. Old school fun. *ypp

3pm riverview trail clean up
Join me at the pool to take a conservation hike along the lower sections of the riverview trail and help clean up the debris from our last high water event. We’ll talk about the effects of rain at the park and maybe see some wildlife as we work to keep Bluestone State Park tidy.

6pm tye dye
It’s tye dye time again this weekend in case you missed it on Saturday.. Adults and kiddos welcomed. Meet at the swimming pool to create a one of a kind souvenir. Shirts are $10 for a park shirt, $5 if you bring your own.

MONDAY, July 10, 2023
10am fishing lure craft
Join Naturalist Jonathan behind the events building to learn how to craft a fishing lure to take home and use. This is a nice way to remember your visit to Bluestone and to create a special fishing lure by who? You! Lures are $5 exact change accepted on site or prepay in the office. ***ages 12 and up *ypp

1pm stream walk
Let’s meet at Bluestone State Park office to take a stroll to one of our local streams and see what wildlife we can find living in it. Plan for muddy or wet feet. It’s a great afternoon activity. *ypp

*YPP is a Young People for Parks program.. These activities 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

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July 7
July 10
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Bluestone State Park

H.C. 78, Box 3
Hinton, WV 25951 United States