• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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  • 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 »

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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.

Did You Know?

smallmouth bass

The New River is a very popular warm water fishery. The West Virginia state record for length of Smallmouth Bass - 25.5 inches and 7.5 lbs - was caught in the New River in 1976.