safety board at coal camp ruins

An old safety board at Kaymoor records lost time accidents.

NPS photo/Dave Bieri

We hope that your trip to New River Gorge National River will be a fun and memorable experience. Taking time to plan and prepare for your visit will better ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Look over the following items to better understand some of the possible hazards and safety issues you may encounter at New River Gorge.

Water Safety

Biking Safety

Hiking Safety

Rock Climbing Safety

Camping & Wildlife

Driving on Park Roads



Spiders & Insects


Heat Related Illness

Poison Ivy

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