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    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 »

Freedom Of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access National Park Service (NPS) records unless the information in those records is protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) and there is a sound legal basis to withhold them.

If you are seeking general information about New River Gorge National River (NERI), Gauley River National Recreation Area (GARI), or Bluestone National Scenic River (BLUE), you may wish to browse our websites. If the records you are seeking are not already available on the parks' websites and you have questions on where they may be located or what information is available without submitting a FOIA request, you may wish to contact our FOIA Coordinator by e-mail or by phone at 304-465-6517. If the records you are seeking are not already public information, you will need to submit a written FOIA request to the park's FOIA Coordinator. Our responsibility is to provide you with copies of the documents you are entitled to receive under the law, and we want to work with you to achieve that goal.

FOIA regulations, instructions, and general information can be found at the Department of Interior FOIA website.

A list of National Park Service FOIA Officers is located on the National Park Service FOIA website.

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.