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 »
Plan Your Visit
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.
Did You Know?
The New River is a very popular warm water fishery. The West Virginia state record for length of Smallmouth Bass - 25.5 inches and 7.5 lbs - was caught in the New River in 1976.