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 »
Driving on Park Roads
Please keep these safety tips in mind when enjoying the many scenic drives in the park:
Be aware of your surroundings, wildlife is very common in this park. You never know when a deer or turkey may step out of the woods and onto the road.
Most roads in the park are narrow with blind curves. Be sure to drive at a safe speed and always stay on your side of the road. Rocks often fall into the road. Take turns especially slow and watch for objects in the road.
Watch for vehicles straying over the center line.
Be especially careful when driving on wet, snowy, or icy roads. Maintain safe speeds.
It's a state law to always wear your seatbelt.
Keep your headlights on in inclement weather.
Always obey the posted speed limit.
Did You Know?
Between 1987 and 1991, over thirty peregrine falcons were released within New River Gorge. Think you saw one? If so, please contact the park wildlife biologist at (304) 465-6542. More...