Pipestem State Park, Pipestem

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.
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  • Great place to spend a full day with the family. Kids will love the H2O adventure park and a ride on the aerial tram. The dining room at the main lodge is dated and sparse (in terms of decor), but...  more »
  • Great campground and state park. Miles of beautiful hiking trails including a lookout tower. The tram to the lodge at the bottom is a must do! We also went horseback riding, spent a day at the...  more »

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