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 »
Start your visit to New River Gorge National River at one of our visitor centers, where you can find maps, information, interpretive displays, and a book store. The park's two primary visitor centers, Canyon Rim and Sandstone are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm year round (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). Grandview and Thurmond Depot are seasonal visitor centers, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and sometimes intermittently after Labor Day depending on staffing.
Did You Know?
One day each year, hundreds of BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumpers come to New River Gorge to parachute from the New River Gorge Bridge.