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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Youth Arts in the Parks Wildflower Art Contest

The 2016 Youth Arts in the Parks Wildflower Art Contest is open to all K-12 grade students in Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties.

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100 Mile Challenge

Are you ready to hike 100 miles in New River Gorge in 2016? Celebrate the NPS Centennial with our 100 Mile Challenge!

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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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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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Volunteer In Parks

We are currently looking for volunteers for positions in 2016. Learn about ways you can help support your park.

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Hiking Trails

With nearly 100 miles of trails to choose from, New River Gorge National River has a trail for everyone. Start here to plan your hiking adventure.

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

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