State of the Park

This page provides further information about any scheduled closures which may limit access to portions of the park. For the most up-to-date status of park areas, trails, etc. please call the park's Visitor Center at 304-535-6029.


Pavement Preservation Project

Please be aware of paving from September 7 through October 28, 2016. Please use caution and obey all traffic control devices while streets, roads, and parking lots are paved by the Federal Highway Administration funded Pavement Preservation Project.

Known specific of the project include:

  • Weather delays have postponed the paving of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Visitor Center parking lot. Portions of the lot are now scheduled to be closed October 3 through October 7, 2016. Parking is still available, as the lot is being paved section by section. Please note the dates of paving may change depending on weather, equipment, and materials. If you have questions about parking lot accessibility prior to your visit, please contact the Visitor Center at 304-535-6298.
  • The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park River Access parking lot will be closed for paving October 3 through October 7, 2016.

Closures on Maryland Heights No Longer in Effect
cliff face of Maryland Heights
Cliff face of Maryland Heights

NPS Photo/K. Simmons, edited by A. Cook

This notice serves to advise the public that the temporary closure to help ensure the successful nesting of peregrine falcons on Maryland Heights within the legislative boundaries of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is no longer in effect.

All areas of Maryland Heights identified as areas closed to visitor use, including climbing activities, as of 07/21/2016 are no longer in effect:

Pursuant to 36 CFR 1.7, notice of the lifting of this temporary and partial closure and public use limitation will be made through removing signs from the affected area, and postings on electronic media.

Rebecca Harriett /s/
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65
485 Fillmore St.

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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