Portions of Rend Trail closed for Bridge Repairs
Portions of the Rend Trail, formerly known as the Thurmond Minden Trail, will be closed effective immediately due to safety concerns. More »
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 »
Park Ambassador - Canyon Rim
This is a three to six month volunteer position
Work Environment: Volunteer will have daily contact with park visitors and staff, and will have occasional contact with park land owners and park neighbors. Standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, lifting, and sedentary work is required. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors with roving, point-duty, and maintenance duties resulting in the exposure to temperature extremes, rain, wind, and direct sunlight. The terrain for outside duties may be rugged and uneven.
Uniform: VIP shirt, name badge, and hat supplied by park, to be worn with khaki Docker-style pants (not faded and without holes), and hiking boots, tennis shoes, or dress shoes
Skill and qualifications needed: Ability to provide quality customer service; to communicate and interact effectively and respectfully with a great diversity of people; to disseminate general orientation and information; to learn about the cultural and natural history of the park; to read maps and provide directions; to collect and account for monies and operate a cash register; and to deal effectively with high volume/high stress situations.
Supervision: North District Interpreter
Did You Know?
The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.