Plan Your Visit

paddlers on the river

A calm stretch of the New River.

Gary Hartley


With a little advance planning, you can make the most of your trip to New River Gorge National River. Be sure to check out the contents of this website, which should be very helpful for planning your visit. Once you are here in the park, park rangers can help plan your visit. Stop by one of the park visitor centers or park headquarters for assistance.

Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Check here for directions to visitor centers and other park locations. more...

park brochures

Download all of our brochures and publications. Start with the Three Rivers Review, our park newspaper that contains information on visiting the park, camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, wildlife, and more. more...

Sandstone Visitor Center

Visitor Centers
Begin your trip to New River Gorge National River by stopping by one of the park's four visitor centers for help planning your trip and deciding what to do. more…


New River Gorge National River offers many opportunities for primitive camping throughout the park. Check here for more information. more...

boat on the river

Things To Do
Check out all of the many recreational activities available at New River Gorge National River: hiking, whitewater rafting, climbing, biking, fishing, and hunting. more...

Sandstone Falls

Places To Go
Check the Places To Go page for a list of places throughout the park that you won't want to miss. more...

ranger conducting program

Ranger Programs
While you are in the park, join us for a ranger program. Check out our schedule of upcoming activities. more…

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Check our safety pages for some tips on how to make your visit a safe one. more...

Sandstone Visitor Center

Operating Hours and Seasons
Check here for operating hours of park visitor centers. more...

park visitor in wheelchair on accessible trail

Check this page for information about accessible locations throughout the park. more…

Senior Pass

Fees and Passes
Check here for information about fees and park passes. more...

picnic shelter

Permits and Reservations
Check here for information about permits and commercial use authorizations for activities and events in the park and for reservations including the Grandview shelters. more...

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Leave No Trace
Learn about how you can recreate in your park while minimizing your impacts on park resources. more...

snow at Grandview

Be prepared and check the local forecast before hitting the trail or heading down the river. more...

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