A River Runs Through It

A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

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Features

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Hidden History Photo Contest

Find out how to enter the 2015 Hidden History Photo Contest!

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Thurmond Train Day

Come celebrate the rich stories of this Thurmond and the railroad that built it. Come and go as you please in this day full of history.

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Join the Conversation

New River Gorge National River is on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube. Keep up with events and join the conversation.

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Science Youth Nature Camp

Sign up for a free day camp for 5th, 6th, and 7th grader for a series of hands-on activities to explore and learn about the natural world.

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Rangers in Training

A free program that gives local students an opportunity to discover some of the history, nature and recreation that the park has to offer. Apply now!

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Ranger-led Programs

The park offers several ranger-led programs and hikes. See what is happening in your national park.

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Volunteer In Parks

We are currently looking for volunteers for positions in 2015. Learn about ways you can help support your park.

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Try out our new smart phone app!

Trying to find your way around the park? Our new smartphone app can help.

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Whitewater

Check out our whitewater page for information on rafting, water levels, and river safety.

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