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.
Athens, West Virginia Concord University Princeton, West Virginia Hinton, West Virginia Bluestone State Park Bluestone Lake New River Sandstone Falls
Use our Pipestem trip planning website to visit Pipestem State Park on your trip to Pipestem, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Pipestem State Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Pipestem State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
177 reviews
  • I don’t mean that if you’re lazy, it’s for you. There are PLENTY of sporting activities, but if you have limited mobility, there are still sights to see and things to do. Lots of walking trails... but...  more »
  • We stayed at the rv park. we had a decent level camping spot but we did notice on our walk around sum spots were pretty steep .might need to ask questions about spot your are reserving overall nice pe...  more »

Plan your trip to Pipestem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Pipestem

Duration: 1​h
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 3​h 30​min