Pipestem State Park, Pipestem

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Pipestem Resort State Park is a 4050acre state park located in southern West Virginia, on the border between Mercer and Summers counties. The park was built with grants provided by the Area Redevelopment Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. It is located in the gorge of the Bluestone River.The Park name derives from pipestem, or narrowleaf meadowsweet, a locally common shrub historically used for making pipe stems. The park features two hotels, one of which may be reached only by an aerial tramway to the bottom of the gorge, 26 fully equipped wood cabins, a regular and a par-3 golf course, several restaurants, and other recreational activities, including its own stable of horses.The park's nature center features displays of native plants and animals, and offers nature programs. The Nature Center is open year-round, and includes the Harris Homestead, a reconstructed 1900s (decade) period historic house museum, barn and meat house.Nearby cities and attractions Athens, West Virginia Concord University Princeton, West Virginia Hinton, West Virginia Bluestone State Park Bluestone Lake New River Sandstone Falls
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  • Probably my favorite state park anywhere! So much to do! This is my third time here, years before we hiked some amazing trails and enjoyed the huge resort pool. This time my husband and I enjoyed the ...  more »
  • We came to enjoy the golf course. The fee for 18 holes and my wife riding wa $70. This is a state park course. I never ever paid this much at a state park course, and we didn’t!  more »
  • We decided to go to pipestem to see another part of West Virginia. The park is set in a beautiful setting overlooking a large river gorge. We were fortunate in that we are able to see wonderful fog in...  more »

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