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Memorial Weekend Activities: Bluestone
May 26 – May 29
Summer activities at Bluestone State Park begin May 26 – 29, 2023. Find these youth and family friendly activities hosted by Jonathan Lipscomb, Naturalist and activities director. 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, May 26, 2023
6pm Campfire building
Meet the naturalist at the fire shelter behind the activities building to learn the basics of fire building. *ypp
7-9pm Weekly campfire
We’ll be at the fire shelter below the activities building to swap stories, relax, and learn basic campfire cooking skills. We’ll do a little cast iron cooking. Servings are $1 each *ypp
SATURDAY, May 27, 2023
9:00-11am Pan fishing
Meet at the fishing pier to go pan fishing. Bring a pole or borrow one of ours. Children under 15 fish for free all others need a fishing license which can be purchased at wvhunt.com *ypp
1-3pm Dip candles
Let’s make a candle. This activity is at the activities building next to the fire ring. You’ll learn about traditional lighting and make a dip candle. Candles are $1 exact change taken on site or prepay in the office. Such fun. And you take home your work. *ypp
3-4pm Chalk art
The place to be is the Old Mill bathhouse to create sidewalk chalk art
4-5 pm Giant bubbles and water rockets
The Old Mill bathhouse finds Naturalist Jonathan helping you create amazing giant bubbles and launch water rockets. And yes, all ages are welcome.
6-8pm Tye dye
Tye dye! Let’s create a one of a kind souvenir. Shirts are $10 for a park shirt, $5 if you bring your own. It’s an all age activity. This activity is at the swimming pool. White shirts with Bluestone graphic may be purchased in advance at the gift shop.
SUNDAY, May 28, 2023
1-3pm Nature Hike
Join me at the office to take a hike along the beautiful Riverview trail. This is a 2 mile (each way) hike along one of our creeks and the Bluestone River. Long pants, closed toed shoes, and water are strongly recommended. *ypp
1:00-2:30pm Chalk art
Meet at Meador Campground bathhouse to create sidewalk chalk art .
3-5 pm Giant bubbles and water rockets
Join me at the Meador Campground bathhouse to play and create some amazing bubbles and launch water rockets
6-8pm Tye dye
If you missed Saturday’s Tye-day activity, we’re at the pool again to create a one of a kind souvenir. shirts are $10 for a park shirt, $5 if you bring your own.
MONDAY, May 29, 2023
10am Stream exploration
This morning is a journey on the Riverview trail to look at the organisms that call our streams home. Let’s discover what lives in a stream. Be sure to dress to get your feet wet and maybe a little muddy. *ypp
1pm Nature Hike
Find Naturalist Jonathan at the events building to take a scenic hike along the Rhododendron Trail and the Giles/Fayette/Kanawha turnpike trail. This loop will be around 1.5 miles. Closed toed shoes, long pants, and water are recommended. *ypp
Meet at the beach below the pool house to go fishing. Bring a pole or borrow one of ours. Children under 15 fish for free all others need a fishing license which can be purchased at wvhunt.com *ypp
*ypp is a Young People for Parks programs. 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