River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge
The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »
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!
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...
Kids of all ages can become a WebRanger online. Explore, learn about, and protect our national parks by completing fun web activities: design your own ranger station, explore parks, and collect virtual junior ranger badges. more…
Youth Arts in the Parks:
Rangers in Training
For more information check out our Rangers in Training page.
Science Youth Nature Camp:
Did You Know?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.