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    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 »

Our Staff & Offices

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John Petro

The staff at New River Gorge National River also manages two other nearby units of the national park system: Bluestone National Scenic River and Gauley River National Recreation Area. Park headquarters is centrally located in Glen Jean, with employees stationed there and throughout the park. Work groups include Management, Administration, Maintenance Resource Management, Visitor Protection, and Interpretation and Visitor Services.

Superintendent: Trish Kicklighter

Deputy Superintendent: Jeff West

To contact the park:

By Mail:

All correspondence to New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, or Gauley River National Recreation Area may be addressed to:

P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

By Phone

Headquarters 304-465-0508
Canyon Rim Visitor Center 304-574-2115
Sandstone Visitor Center 304-466-0417
Thurmond Depot Visitor Center (open June through August) 304-465-8550
Grandview Visitor Center (open June through August) 304-763-3715
Grandview Shelter Reservations: 304-465-6555
Special Use Permits: 304-465-6517
Volunteer Coordinator: 304-465-2634

By Fax


Did You Know?

View of New River at McCreery, WV

The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.