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 »
Bluestone National Scenic River
Contact: Robin Snyder, 304-465-6523
GLEN JEAN, W.Va.–Quiet solitude and outdoor adventures—Bluestone National Scenic River offers you plenty of both, along with an opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of southern West Virginia.
Coursing over the blue limestone from which it gets its name, the Bluestone cuts a 1,000-foot gorge through the Appalachian Mountains. This ancient gorge and river system is preserved as an unspoiled living landscape that serves as home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the southern Appalachians. Read more
Did You Know?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.