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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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    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 »

Our Partners

Releasing a peregrine falcon into the gorge
Wendy Perrone of Three Rivers Avian Center releasing a peregrine falcon into New River Gorge.

In recent years, partnerships have become a way to get things done both within and beyond park boundaries. Partnerships foster a shared sense of stewardship. Partners develop appreciation for the park’s values and resources, and a commitment to our mission.

Current partners of New River Gorge National River include Babcock State Park, Beckley Area Foundation, C&O Historical Society, Concord University, Dunloup Creek Watershed Association, Eastern National, Fayetteville Historical Society, Friends of New River Gorge National River, Hawks Nest Foundation, Hawks Nest State Park, Hinton Area Foundation, National Coal Heritage Area, National Committee for the New River, National Mine Safety and Health Administration, New River Community Partners, New River Convention and Visitors Bureau, Plateau Action Network, Raleigh County Historical Society, Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Summers County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tamarack, Theatre West Virginia, Three Rivers Avian Center, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Division of Tourism, West Virginia Humanities Council, and the West Virginia Professional River Outfitters.

Did You Know?

BASE Jumper at New River Gorge

One day each year, hundreds of BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumpers come to New River Gorge to parachute from the New River Gorge Bridge.