Description - **Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**
From its beautiful scenic overlooks of the Bluestone Gorge to its two lodges, rental cottages, campgrounds, golf courses, restaurants, modern conference facilities, and much more. Pipestem Resort State Park has something for everyone!
- Golf Courses: Pipestem features two challenging, beautifully manicured courses. The 18-hole par 72 championship course was designed by Geoffrey Cornish and features views of the Bluestone Canyon. Also located at the park is a challenging 9-hole par 3 course. Both are complete with rental carts, pro shops, and driving ranges. A Resident PGA Golf Pro is available for lessons. The 18-hole course is open year round weather permitting.
Horse Stables: Guided horseback rides are available year-round at the park with rides ranging from 1/2 hour rides to overnight trips. Hayrides and wiener roasts available for group outings.
Outdoor Amphitheater: Nestled in a natural bowl of the forested hills is the amphitheater. This provides a beautiful setting for weekend summer entertainment such as oldies rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass musical groups and theatrical plays.
Nature Center: The Nature Center is open year-round and features a wide variety of displays of indigenous plant and animal life of WV, as well as a variety of naturalist lead programs. Located at the Nature Center is the Harris Homestead, a historical reconstruction of the house, barn and meat house of a 1900 era Summers County family.
Recreation Center: Olympic size outdoor pool, miniature golf, lighted tennis courts, and par 3 golf course is located in this area. A heated indoor pool, sauna, exercise room and game room are located in the McKeever Lodge.
Miscellaneous Recreation: A variety of other activities are available including fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, hiking on over 20 miles of hiking trails, bicycling, lighted basketball courts, horseshoes, archery, picnicking, and hunting at nearby Bluestone Wildlife Management area.
Recreation - Swimming, Boat Rental
Hiking, Nature Programs
Horseback Riding, Game Courts
Mini-golf, Hunting (nearby)
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
Located in the southeastern section of the state, Pipestem Resort State Park is 14 miles north of Princeton and 12 miles south of Hinton on WV 20. From I-77, take Exit #14 and the park entrance is 14 miles north on Rt. 20. From the Sandstone Exit # 139 of I-64, the park entrance is 22 miles south on WV 20. In addition, the park is located near commercial airports at Bluefield, WV and Beckley, WV with rental car services nearby.