Things To Do
Whether you are into outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, or just like to enjoy a picnic, a quiet bit of birding, or camp and watch the river roll by, New River Gorge National River has much to offer. The park provides visitors with an opportunity to learn more about the cultural history of the area and visit some of the historic sites within the park. There are many possibilities for extreme sports as well as a more relaxing experience.
The New River provides some of the best whitewater opportunities in the nation. Check the whitewater page for information on rafting, water levels, and safety. more…
With over 1,600 established climbing routes, New River Gorge National River has become one of the most popular climbing areas in the country. more…
Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the New River. The river offers anglers the opportunity to catch bass (smallmouth, largemouth, striped, and rock), walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, or flathead and channel catfish. more…
Hunting is permitted throughout most the park on federally owned land. Check the hunting page for regulations and information. more...
New River Gorge National River offers many opportunities for scenic drives. The Fayette Station Road tour takes visitors from the rim of the gorge down to the bottom, passing under the New River Gorge Bridge on the way. more…
Become a Junior Ranger
There are plenty of activities for kids at New River Gorge. Learn how to become a Junior Ranger. more…
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Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular recreational activities at New River Gorge National River. The rapids range from Class III to Class V. There are a number of commercial outfitters that offer trips to the public. More...