New River Gorge National River is a place for people of all ages- those who are young in years and those who are young at heart!
Don't let your parents have all of the fun. Ask your parents to stop by one of the park visitor centers, talk to a park ranger and find out if there are any special activities planned for kids. Tell them you want to become a Junior Ranger!
Rangers in Training
Rangers in Training is a free program that gives local high school students an opportunity to discover and enjoy some of the history, nature and recreation that New River Gorge National River has to offer. Participants will hike trails, white-water raft, fish, rock climb, and discover some of the natural and cultural history of the gorge as they learn about how National Park Service rangers care for America's special places.
For more information check out our Rangers in Training page.
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Junior Ranger Program: Do you like to have fun? Would you like to learn more about your national river? Participating in the Junior Ranger program is a great way to have fun and learn what makes this park so special. more...
Did You Know?
The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.