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 Road Re-Opens
Contact: Lorrie Sprague, 304 465-6521
“We are so pleased to announce that the Glade Creek Road is now open all the way to the Glade Creek Campground,” announced Don Striker, Superintendent of New River Gorge National River. “Many people have been anxious for this re-opening, and we appreciate their patience.”
Striker explained that it has taken longer than expected because recurring washouts and slides have plagued the National Park Service’s (NPS) repair efforts since the initial damage, which occurred during the floods of 2001. Over a dozen sections of the gravel road washed out in recent years, requiring major repairs.
Located just off Highway 41 near Prince, WV, the Glade Creek road is popular with fishermen, campers and river users. The National Park Service (NPS) contractor, Orders Construction, has installed new culverts and re-built several sections of the 5.5 mile road that provides access to the Grandview Sandbar and Glade Creek campgrounds and river access areas.
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular recreational activities at New River Gorge National River. The rapids range from Class III to Class V. There are a number of commercial outfitters that offer trips to the public. More...