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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2015 Youth Arts in the Parks Contest

Check out the winners from the 2015 Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest

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Spring Beauty

Wildflower Weekend

Celebrate the glories of Appalachian spring from the rim of the gorge to the river! Join us for the twelfth annual Wildflower Weekend 2015.

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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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Youth Arts in the Parks 2015 Nature Festival

Principles and teachers in Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties - join us for the Youth Arts in the Parks 2015 Nature Festival.

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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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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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Ranger-led Programs

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

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whitewater rafters on the New River


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

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