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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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April 08, 2014
Celebrate Spring in Appalachia at the Eleventh Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend
Join us for ranger-guided programs in local National and State Park sites!

April 03, 2014
2014 Youth Arts in the Parks Art Contest Awards Ceremony
Ceremony to honor youth artists at Tamarack on April 6th at 4:00 PM.

April 02, 2014
2014 youth arts in the parks art contest exhibit
New River Gorge Wildflower Exhibit at Tamarack Opens April 1st!

March 24, 2014
Carnifex Tunnel Is Closing
NPS determines that this tunnel on the rail grade along the Meadow River is unsafe for visitors

March 20, 2014
Park Welcomes New Americorps Vista Intern
New River Gorge National River hires new intern to coordinate programming at Camp Brookside!

March 04, 2014
Tourism to National Parks in Southern WV creates over 51 million dollars in Economic Benefit
Tourism to New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area creates $51, 466,744 in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 685 jobs in local economy.

February 13, 2014
Norman Jordan Portrays Carter G Woodson
From coal miner to educator, join park staff to hear stories of Woodson’s life!

January 15, 2014
Recycling Bins Relocated at the Burnwood Complex of NPS
New River Gorge National River provides recycling bins for paper, aluminum, and plastics.

January 02, 2014
2014 Youth Arts in the Parks Art Contest Announced
Local students can celebrate their creativity through the Youth Arts in the Parks program.

January 31, 2013
2014 Youth Arts in the Parks Art Contest Deadline Near
The art entry deadline for Youth Arts in the Parks is almost here.

Did You Know?

View of New River at McCreery, WV

The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.