Glade Creek Road Update Sept 19 2007
Contact: Lorrie Sprague, 304 465-6521
"We are pleased to announce that the Glade Creek Road has re-opened as far as the Grandview Sandbar camping area," announced Mike Hunter, Deputy Superintendent of New River Gorge National River. "The campground at Grandview Sandbar is also open for the public to use," Hunter continued.
Upstream of the Grandview Sandbar, the road remains closed to public vehicular traffic. The National Park Service (NPS) contractor, Orders Construction, continues to repair other sections of the same road where numerous slides and washouts have occurred during heavy rain events in recent years.
Located just off Highway 41 near Prince, WV, the Glade Creek road is popular with fishermen, campers and river users. Hunter said that "the public may bicycle or hike on the closed section of road when the contractor is not working, which is Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, unless otherwise posted."
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.