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Summertime Activities: Bluestone

June 9 June 15

Bluestone State Park offers these youth and family friendly activities hosted by Jonathan Lipscomb, Naturalist and activities director June 9 – June 15, 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, June 9, 2023
Primitive fire starting
Learn the basics of flint and steel fire starting.Join me at the fire shelter behind the activities building. We’ll have a fire ready the weekly campfire. *ypp

Weekly campfire
Campfire! Meet at the fire shelter below the activities building to swap stories, relax, and learn basic campfire cooking skills. Servings are $1 each

Stargazing! Meet behind the activities building to learn the basics of astronomy and watch the stars come out *ypp

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Bird watching
Meador campground near site 14 is the place to be for a morning of bird watching *ypp

Lighting history
Under the pines next to the activities building playground is where to meet and learn about how we used to provide light *ypp

2-3pm Candle making
Naturalist Jonathan is a bit of a heritage art person. Meet in the pines next to the activities building to make historic dip candles. $1 per candle *ypp

Hammock camping
It’s a trend. Let’s meet at the tent area to learn the basics of hammock camping. If you haven’t heard of it, this is a great place to learn.

Tye dye
Join me at the pool to create a one of a kind souvenir. shirts are $10 for a park shirt, $5 if you bring your own. Shirts are available for purchase at the park office/gift shop.

Sunday, June 11, 2023
8 -10am fishing
Go Fish with the naturalist. Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing and learning about different types of fishing equipment at the fishing pier below the 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

11 am
Stream Walk
Meet at the Bluestone State Park office to explore and learn about the wildlife in one of our streams. Shoes are required in the stream.*ypp

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Nature hike
Let’s start this hike and meet at the Meador bathhouse for a 1 mi (each way) hike up the Overlook Trail. Long pants and shoes recommended. *ypp

Giant bubbles
So much fun! Find this activity at the Meador Bathhouse to learn about and create giant bubbles and chalk art.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Nature Hike
Meet the naturalist at the Bluestone State Park office for a rugged hike along the boundary trail. This 3 mile (one way) trail has multiple changes of elevation and includes a variety of flora and fauna. Please bring water and close toed shoes, long pants are recommended.

Thursday, June 15, 2023
Scavenger hunt
The hunt begins at the playground behind the activities building. The game is a scavenger hunt around the field. *ypp

Reptile talk
Meet at the pines behind the activities building to learn about the reptiles from our area. *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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June 9
June 15
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Bluestone State Park

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