• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Still Time to Enter Hidden History Photo Contest

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: August 30, 2013
Contact: Reed Flinn, 304-574-2115

buildings and railroad tracks at Thurmond
Louise McLaughlin

Glen Jean, West Virginia,August 30, 2013— There is still time to capture a snapshot of history and enter the Hidden History Photo Contest! This amateur photo contest and the exhibits to follow will showcase the talents of local photographers (adult and youth), while emphasizing the rich historical treasures found in southern West Virginia. Prizes will be awarded. Coordinated by New River Gorge National River and the National Coal Heritage Area, see complete contest rules and information at http://www.nps.gov/neri and http://www.coalheritage.org. Hurry, for thecontest entry deadline isSeptember 10, 2013. Happy heritage photography!

Did You Know?

Historic Logging Railroad at Garden Ground

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.