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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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!

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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.

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Rangers in Training

If you are a student age 14-17, you can be a part of this exciting, free summer adventure program.

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SYNC

4th graders - Join us for this year's Science Youth Nature Camp (SYNC).

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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

Nature

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

Thurmond Depot

History

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

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Education

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

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.

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Outdoor Adventure Festival

Join park rangers and park partners to learn how to play, stay safe, and leave no trace while visiting your national parks.

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Thurmond Train Day

Explore the railroad town of Thurmond and learn RR safety tips from Operation Lifesaver.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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