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 »
Rangers-In-Training Outdoor Adventures
Contact: Robin Snyder, 304-640-0724
Glen Jean, WV, April 12, 2013 - Have you ever wanted to go whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and more in the gorge? Join National Park Service rangers to participate in a series of fun and educational adventures at New River Gorge National River this summer.
*The Rangers in Training program is a free program. You must submit an application for selection.
*Students will need to have transportation to and from a designated high school in their county.
*Free transportation from the high school to the adventure site will be provided as well as lunch each day.
*Teens selected are required to have an emergency contact form and signed safety release form(s) before attending the day-trips.
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.