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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Glade Creek Road Re-Opens

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Date: January 14, 2008
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?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.