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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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  • 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 »

News Releases


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September 29, 2014
Train Derailment on Tracks Along Fayette Station Road
Possible delays for traffic traveling Fayette Station Road during clean-up of railroad cars.

September 18, 2014
Hidden History Weekend has Arrived!
Join us to uncover the hidden and not so hidden history of the New River Gorge area!

September 16, 2014
American Indian Reenactment at Sandstone
Join us for ranger-guided programs and talks!

September 15, 2014
Hidden History Weekend Features Camp Brookside
Join us for an open house to explore a restored Union Carbide Camp on the Isle of Fun!

September 11, 2014
Portions of the Rend Trail Closed for Bridge Repairs
Due to structural damage, portions of the Rend Trail will be closed effective immediately.

September 10, 2014
Experience the Harvest and Hunt at Sandstone Visitor Center
Join us for a special living history program and demonstrations about American Indians of the New River Gorge region.

September 10, 2014
Feel Autumn in the Air on the Bluestone River
Join us for a ranger-guided program in a National Park Service site!

September 04, 2014
Nature on the Bluestone River
Join us for a ranger-guided program in a National Park Service site!

September 03, 2014
2014 Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit at Tamarack
Explore the history of the local area through the lens of a camera!

August 27, 2014
Be a Junior Ranger in the Park
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

August 19, 2014
Critter Watchin’ in the New River Gorge
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

August 14, 2014
Still Time to Enter 2014 Hidden History Photo Contest
Celebrate southern West Virginia’s cultural heritage by entering this photo contest!

August 11, 2014
Discover Life in a Stream Stomp
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

July 28, 2014
Hike the Blue and Beyond
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

July 24, 2014
2014 Hidden History Photo Contest Announced
Celebrate southern West Virginia’s cultural heritage by entering this historic photo contest!

July 23, 2014
Serving Appalachia’s Future One Community at a Time
New River Gorge National River, in partnership with the Appalachian Coal Country Team. are hosting a National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team at Camp Brookside.

July 23, 2014
Tourism to Local national parks creates over 51 million dollars in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 673 in local economy

July 23, 2014
Go on Adventure in Nature at Night
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

July 14, 2014
Community and Railroad History Celebrated in Thurmond Railroad Day
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

July 11, 2014
Thurmond Railroad Day featuring Operation Lifesaver
Join us to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond and learn tips on railroad safety!

July 08, 2014
River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge
The replacement of the Route 41 Bridge will require temporary closures and long term river detours.

July 07, 2014
Outdoor Adventure Fest Features Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

June 23, 2014
Railroad History and Nature Featured in Ranger Programs
Join us for ranger-guided programs in the National Park!

June 20, 2014
National Park Service Hosts Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course
National Park Service Hosts Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Trainer Course

June 20, 2014
Stroll Along the Bluestone River
Join us for a ranger-guided program in the Bluestone National Scenic River!

Did You Know?

BASE Jumper at New River Gorge

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.