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 »
Glade Creek Closures In Effect
Contact: Robin Snyder, 304-640-0724
Glen, West Virginia, June 18, 2013 – New River Gorge National River is coordinating service projects during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree with hundreds of scouts that will provide improved trail access for visitors and community members. The park will host mobility impaired scouts with their troops on Friday, July 19th who will work alongside park staff to construct accessible fishing, camping, parking and picnic areas at the popular Glade Creek location in the Middle Gorge. While the NPS is excited to provide improvements to park recreation sites to local West Virginians and other visitors who are mobility impaired, preparation and construction at these locations will cause temporary closures in June and July.
Closure: June 18th – 24, Monday through Thursday from 6:00AM – 4:30 PM.
Open: June 18th – 24th, Friday through Sunday, and June 25th – July 17th full-time.
Hamlet Bridge Expansion for Accessible Fishing.
Closure: June 18th – July 5th.
Open: July 6th – July 17th
Glade Creek Trailhead Improvements.
Closure: June 18th – July 5th, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Open: June 18 – July 5th, Friday through Sunday and July 6th – July 17th full-time.
Glade Creek Trail.
Closure: June 18 – July 5th, Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Open: June 18th – July 5th, Friday through Sunday and July 6th – 17th full-time.
Glade Creek Accessible Camp Site
Closure: June 24th – July 11th.
Open: July 12th – 17th
Glade Creek River Picnic Area
Closure: June 18 – June 24th.
Open: June 25th – July 17th
All of these locations will be completely closed for construction from Thursday, July 18th through Saturday, July 20th and will reopen on Sunday, July 21st. During this time, visitors can use the Grandview Sandbar river access, but the remainder of the road to Glade Creek locations will be closed. Please plan your visit accordingly. Park updates will be posted to the park’s website at www.nps.gov/neri. You can also find updates on the park’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps. Check out the park’s trail newspaper at http://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/hiking.htmfor alternative hiking locations in the park. For questions, please contact Robin Snyder at 304-640-0724.
Did You Know?
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.