• sun setting over the gorge

    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 »

Fees & Reservations

picnic shelter
The playground picnic shelter at Grandview.
Louise McLaughlin


  • There are no entrance fees for this park.
  • Camping at any of the primitive campgrounds in the park is free. All campsites are first-come-first-served; reservations are not accepted.


  • To reserve picnic shelters at Grandview call (304) 465-6555.
  • To reserve picnic shelters at Burnwood or Dunglen call (304) 465-6517.
  • Charges apply to shelter reservations. Call for specific rate information.

National Park Pass Information

rafters on the river

Permits: Check here for information about permits and commercial use authorizations for activities and events in the park.

Did You Know?

AMTRAK train at Thurmond, WV

You can "catch a train" to visit the park! The AMTRAK Cardinal travels through New River Gorge on its route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.