Pipestem State Park, Pipestem
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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 FallsPut Pipestem State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pipestem itinerary maker.
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The park is big and offers a lot of breathtaking views along the drive within the park. We came across a classic car show too.
We stayed at the campground over the long Labor Day weekend 2016. Beautiful campground, but the best sites are certainly electric only. The primitive sites are basically in an open field. Most of the ... read more »
Beautiful park with some beautiful views. Be prepared to pull over and stop a lot as there are many nice spots you want to take a picture. If your in the area it's definitely a must see stop.
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