Bluestone Dam - Hinton WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 37° 38.506 W 080° 53.345
17S E 509785 N 4166075
Quick Description: Spanning the New River at Hinton the dam forms Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2009 8:50:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM73AD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Bluestone Dam is a straight concrete gravity Dam that is 2048 feet long and approximately 165 feet above the streambed.

This Dam project began in 1941, was operational by 1949 and completed in 1952.

Bluestone Dam and Lake attract over 1.3 million visitors annually.

Bluestone Dam and Lake are easily accessible from I-77 and I-64. Take exit 14 (Athens Road) off I-77 to Route 20 N, approximately 25 miles to Bluestone Dam. Take exit 139 (Sandstone/Hinton) off I-64 to Route 20 S, approximately 12 miles to Bluestone Dam. The dam is located at Hinton, WV.
Waterway where the dam is located: New River

Main use of the Water Dam: Flood Control

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 165 ft

Date built: 01/01/1952

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: yes

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