Bluestone Wildlife Management Area offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities on 17,632 acres. Being adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's second largest body of water, the area offers guests boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife management area status, and Bluestone has over 330 primitive campsites and picnic sites. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hiking and equestrian trails are also popular.
Here some fun tips to make the most out of any wildlife park adventure trip.
More than 292 million Americans went to a national park or forest in 2014. A good amount of this total were families looking to have a memorable time in nature together.
Whether it be for children with their parents, or husbands and wives, visiting a national forest or park can create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you visit Bluestone State Park or Pipestem Resort State Park, there are many great places to discover and explore with friends or family.
Read on if you would like more great ideas on things to do during your visits to wildlife centers.
1) Harness your inner photographer. Stop and smell the fresh mountain air. Admire the wildlife that we so easily forget about in the big cities that many of us live in. Then, as you are enjoying the moment, take out your smart phone or digital camera and capture the moments in front of you. Take a photography class before you visit the park or simply search online for photography tips so you can take the best possible photos during your trek.
2) Check out the constellations. Many city dwellers are amazed at the spectacle of stars that show up at night. Check with your local national park to see if they have high-powered telescopes to view far off lands in the sky. This a great date idea for couples looking to spend some intimate and fun time together.
3) Time your visit for a full moon. Most of us have a seen a full moon and all of its glory. Plan your hike for when a full moon will happen. You'll be able to see some night time creatures. It's recommended that if you're not familiar with the area to hike with rangers. And always bring a GPS just to be safe.
4) Ride a donkey or mule. Believe it or not, there are some parks such as the Grand Canyon that offer rides on a mule through the terrain. You will be sure to feel one with nature on some of these rides.
5) Think of yourself as a geologist. Read up on the different types of beautiful and rare rocks in the park you are visiting and be on the look out for them as you are hiking the trail. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, but always be mindful of spiders or other creatures that may be hiding under rocks.
6) Become the animal or bird watcher you've always wanted to be. Needless to say, there are tons of wildlife at a "wildlife" national park. Search online for some rare creatures that live in the park or forest you are visiting and scope them out during your trip. You will be happy you did.
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