PIPESTEM, WV, May 15, 2023 – Just a 2-hour drive from Roanoke, an ideal destination for adventure is located at West Virginia’s Pipestem State Park where the Pipestem Adventure Zone offers more fun and adventure than you can experience in a single day. Beginning May 27th, visitors can choose from 9 exciting activities to create a full-day adventure extravaganza with skeet shooting, laser tag, remote-controlled cars on paved and off-road race tracks, 3D archery, axe throwing, drone flying, miniature golf, disc golf and electric motor-assisted bikes. Adventurers can purchase access to each adventure a la carte, or they can purchase an all-day pass for a day of back-to-back excitement.
May 27th is also opening day for the popular Pipestem Peaks Zipline Tours. Here you can fly hundreds of feet in the air amidst the mountains and over the gorges in southern West Virginia. Pipestem Peaks offers breathtaking views from lines that sail cross over the Bluestone River Gorge three times at speeds up to 50 mph. While ziplining at 300 feet, views extend for a mile across the Mountain State.
The zipline tour begins at the top of the Canyon Rim Center and works its way down to the bottom of Bluestone Gorge as you zip from one treetop platform to the next. The zipline trip lasts about 3.5 hours and consists of 9 different ziplines exceeding 1,000 feet in length. The trip concludes with a tram ride to the starting point. Two professional guides accompany a group of eight guests and follow the highest safety standards in the industry. The guides share their enthusiasm and knowledge for ziplining, the history of Pipestem State Park and information
on the flora and fauna in the area.
The Adventure Lake at Pipestem, opening a week earlier on May 20th, provides the ideal spot for families to enjoy the water in styles from mild to wild. Both kids and adults will enjoy climbing on the giant inflatable mountains, slides and trampolines that will launch them into the air before splashing down into the water. This year Pipestem has added new inflatable designs such as blobs and icebergs to the fun. Friendly lifeguards are on hand to safely supervise the fun. The sandy beach provides a great spot to wind down on a lounge chair and enjoy the sun and scenery. Parents can also take their younger kids to the Splash Park and Kids’ Zone where they can slide and run around through spraying flowers, animals and fountains.
Pipestem State Park is an adventurer’s paradise. Many other opportunities for fun and adventure at Pipestem include white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, golfing, rock climbing and mountain biking. New this year is the electric bike excursion – a 3-hour guided tour of the park to discover the beautiful mountain views.
West Virginia State Parks like Pipestem offer an extraordinary destination and best-in-class adventures at a superb value. This is a unique opportunity to experience the highest quality at the most affordable price. Visitors can view all of the activities at www.pipestemadventures.com. From there they can go to www.wvstateparks.com or call 1-833-WV-Parks (1-833-987-2757) to simply choose their travel date, book their accommodations and begin selecting and booking the adventures that will make their vacation the most memorable.
Reservations for the Adventure Zone and Zipline Tours can be booked using these links: wvstateparks.com/pipestem-adventure-zone/ and wvstateparks.com/things-to-do/aerial-tours/pipestem-peaks/. Most activities require advanced reservations and other considerations.