Bluestone, West Virginia, US
2. Eads Mill to Bluestone State Park (Also includes RF 05050002004 and RF 05050002003)
||II-III (for normal flows)
Takeout at Pipestem Tram
Takeout at Pipestem TramPhoto taken 08/10/14 @ 7.00 ft
The first mile of this run to just beyond the confluence of Brush Creek which comes in on river
right has the most gradient(40'/mile). It is a 10.9 mile paddle to the Tramway at Pipestem State
Park. When the Tram is running one may haul boats and bodies out of the gorge by prior arrangement.
Call 304- 466 - 1800 ext. 394 at Pipestem Lodge. They usually start operating sometime in April but
it is advisable to call because high winds,mechanical problems, inspections, etc., quite commonly
shut down operations. If paddling beyond the Tram there is only one or two rapids and then several
miles of class 1 water and then miles of flat water caused by the back up of waters from the
Bluestone Dam. Take out may be made at boat launching ramps at Old Mill camping area or Meador
Camping area in Bluestone State Park or at the WV 20 bridge at the mouth of the Bluestone River.
They are all on river left.
A 10 1/2 mile section of this river is a Scenic River administered by the National Park Service
under the National Wild and Scenic River Act
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Last Updated: 2014-08-17 16:40:57