A River Runs Through It

A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

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boaters on the river

Plan Your Visit

Before you visit the park, visit our website to learn more about all you can do at New River Gorge National River.

Centennial program at Grandview

Celebrate the NPS Centennial

See what New River Gorge is doing to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.

hikers on the trail

100 Mile Challenge

Are you ready to hike 100 miles in 2016? Celebrate the NPS Centennial with our 100 Mile Challenge!

Ranger talking to kids at overlook

Guided Activities

Find out what interpretive programs are going on in the park.

kids playing tug of war at Camp Brookside

Camp Brookside

Find out what is going on at the Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center.

students and school bus


Plan a field trip to New River Gorge, or learn about our curriculum programs and teachers resources.

young girl holding a crayfish

Kids and Youth

Don't let your parents have all the fun! Learn about fun activities for kids in the park.

volunteer behind a visitor center desk

Volunteer In Parks

We are looking for volunteers for positions in 2016. Learn about ways you can help support your park.

Sandstone Falls

Photos and Multimedia

Check out photo galleries, videos, social media, audio tours, and our webcam.

Peregrine Falcons


Learn about the animals, plants, natural features, and ecosystems of the New River Gorge.

Thurmond Depot


Learn more about the people, places, and stories that make up the rich cultural history of the New River Gorge.

Junior Ranger certificate

Be a Junior Ranger!

Become a New River Gorge Junior Ranger! Find out how you can earn your Junior Ranger badge and patch.

river with mist

Climate Change

Learn about the effects of climate change at New River Gorge National River.

coal miners

African American Heritage Auto Tour

Download this smart phone app for a self guided auto tour that helps tell the story of the African American experience in the gorge.

train rolling through town

Hidden History Photo Contest

See the winners of theHidden History Photo Contest.

wildflower painting

Wildflower Art Contest

Enter the 2017 Youth Arts in the Parks Wildflower Art Contest.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846


(304) 465-0508

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