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 »
The staff at New River Gorge National River, lead by Superintendent Trish Kicklighter, manages three impressive and exciting units of your National Park System; New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.
As one of nearly 300 million visitors to America's national parks, we hope that you not only have a safe and enjoyable visit, but that you also take away a deeper understanding and appreciation of your role as stewards of these special places.
Park Planning: Check here to review park planning documents.
Partners: Learn about the partnerships that the National Park Service relies on to help uphold our mission.
Fire Management: Learn more about the park's fire management policies and goals.
Laws & Policies: Check here for park regulations and policies.
Jobs: Check here for information about working for the National Park Service at New River Gorge National River.
Getting Ready for 2016: The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. Our blueprint to get there, A Call to Action, outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. New River Gorge National River is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Did You Know?
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.