State Park of the Week: Pipestem Resort

Get ready for mountain adventures at West Virginia’s premier family resort.

If you’re looking for outdoor activities, stunning mountain views and a place where you can make cherished memories with your family, Pipestem Resort State Park is the place to be. Located on the scenic rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, this park offers exhilarating zipline tours, guided trout fishing trips, mountain bike excursions, rock climbing, water adventures and more activities that will thrill you and your family.

Spring is on the way, so get ready for travel season by planning a trip to this exciting park. Here’s everything you need to know about Pipestem Resort!

Be the first to enjoy Pipestem Resort’s new adventure packages

Take to the skies and get a little closer to Almost Heaven on the new Pipestem Peaks Zipline Tour. This aerial tour offers heart-racing fun and breathtaking views. It consists of nine zips, one cable bridge and one belay that will satisfy the adventure seeker and nature lover in all. After soaring through the treetops at up to 50 mph, take a relaxing ride back up the canyon on Pipestem’s aerial tram for a complete view of the gorgeous Bluestone River Gorge. Tours are booking up fast, so don’t miss your chance to experience this exciting new activity!

If you’d rather slow down and enjoy a relaxing wilderness adventure, check out one of the park’s new guided trout fishing trips, led by some of West Virginia’s best anglers. These trips are for new and experienced anglers alike and offer access to a secluded portion of the Bluestone River stocked with brown and rainbow trout. There are several all-inclusive packages with lodging and gourmet dinners as well as a one-day fly fishing clinic. Trips for this season will be offered through May 23.

Guided Trout Fishing Pipestem

Pipestem Resort is a great place to make memories

There’s so much to do at Pipestem Resort, you’ll need an entire week to enjoy it all. If you’re after an adrenaline rush, you’ll want to check out:

  • Guided mountain bike excursions
  • Rock climbing
  • Rappelling

And when you need to cool down, head on over to Pipestem Resort’s new splash park. There’s also water adventures like:

  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddle board tours
  • Tubing
  • Whitewater rafting

And don’t forget Pipestem’s other family favorite activities, like boating, golfing, horseback riding and hiking. No matter how many times you visit the park, you’ll find something new to captivate you and your family.

Accommodations for every family need

Did you know President John F. Kennedy helped get Pipestem Resort created in the 1960s in an effort to grow the economy of southern West Virginia? Ever since the park opened on Memorial Day 1970, Pipestem Resort has been one of the top travel destinations in the Mountain State.

Pipestem’s history of being a great place for a family vacation continues today. Whether you want a resort-style trip, a cabin getaway or a rugged camping excursion, Pipestem’s got you covered. McKeever Lodge has 113 comfortable and inviting guest rooms and suites, many with scenic views of the gorge. The seasonal Mountain Creek Lodge has an additional 30 rooms, and is accessible only by the park’s popular tramway. The park also has 26 cabins and 82 campsites open year-round.

During your stay, don’t forget to check out the great eats at Pipestem. There’s a full-service menu at the Bluestone Dining Room in McKeever Lodge, gourmet food at the Mountain Creek Dining Room in the Mountain Creek Lodge, casual dining at Black Bear Grill and Lounge and desserts at Tramway Sweets & Treats at the Canyon Rim Center.

Pipestem Resort has something fun for everyone

Big and small, high and low, West Virginia State Parks are home to your fondest memories and experiences yet to come. Visit Pipestem Resort and you’ll find a new reason to love Almost Heaven.

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