Portions of Rend Trail closed for Bridge Repairs
Portions of the Rend Trail, formerly known as the Thurmond Minden Trail, will be closed effective immediately due to safety concerns. More »
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 »
National Park Service Recruiting Volunteers
Contact: Robin Snyder, 304-465-6523
The National Park Service will be conducting several activities during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree scheduled July 15th through 24th at the Summit Bechtel Reserve adjacent to the park. The park is recruiting for volunteers to: assist with trail building and supervising of scouts constructing new trail; to operate the park's visitor centers including Canyon Rim in the north district and Sandstone Visitor Center in the south district; and to staff information tents at the Summit Center during the Jamboree.
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.