HINTON, W.Va. — Flooding earlier this year at Bluestone State Park will delay the opening of the park’s campground in 2019.

“We have a slip that has caused some damage,” said Sam England, Chief of the West Virginia State Parks. “We are working with the Division of Highways to make those repairs.”

The work on the access road into the park’s campground is only one problem. The same flooding event caused severe damage to the campground’s electrical hook-ups. The water and sewer service for the campground is also in need of repair as the road is fixed.

“Once the Division of Highways completes repairs, we’ll be getting in there and doing some of the infrastructure work we need to do,” England said.

The damage has also impacted the park’s swimming pool which is also delayed in opening for the season.

The work will delay the opening of the Bluestone campground for the season. England anticipated they’ll be able to open up the campground by mid June.