• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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  • Portions of Rend Trail closed for Bridge Repairs

    Portions of the Rend Trail, formerly known as the Thurmond Minden Trail, will be closed effective immediately due to safety concerns. More »

  • 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 »

Management

View of river and gorge from Grandview
Kevin N. Daley
 
Superintendent Kicklighter

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.

New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River offer spectacular scenery and a wealth of recreational opportunities. The diversity of natural and historical resources found in these national park areas is being preserved as part of a larger family of nearly 400 nationally significant places which make up the National Park System.

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.


 
hikers

Park Planning: Check here to review park planning documents.

 
releasing a peregrine falcon into New River Gorge

Partners: Learn about the partnerships that the National Park Service relies on to help uphold our mission.

 
firefighter in front of brush fire

Fire Management: Learn more about the park's fire management policies and goals.

 
rafters on the river

Laws & Policies: Check here for park regulations and policies.

 
river rangers

Jobs: Check here for information about working for the National Park Service at New River Gorge National River.

 
a student rock climbing

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?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.