Resource managers treating a hemlock tree
Resource managers conduct research and make determinations on how to best protect our resources.

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Superintendent Lizzie Watts
Lizzie Watts, Superintendent of New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area

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The staff at New River Gorge National River, led by Superintendent Lizzie Watts, manages three impressive and exciting units of your National Park System; New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.

New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River offer spectacular scenery and a wealth of recreational opportunities. The diversity of natural and historical resources found in these national park areas is being preserved as part of a larger family of over 400 nationally significant places which make up the National Park System.

As one of nearly 300 million visitors to America's national parks, we hope that you not only have a safe and enjoyable visit, but that you also take away a deeper understanding and appreciation of your role as stewards of these special places.

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Our Staff and Offices

Contact information for the park.

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Planning and Civic Engagement

Check here to review park planning documents and participate in the park planning process.

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Learn about the partnerships that the National Park Service relies on to help uphold our mission.

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Laws and Policies

Check here for park regulations and policies.

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Superintendent's Compendium

Check the Superintendent's Compendium for all park regulations and policies.

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Check here for information about working for the National Park Service at New River Gorge National River.

Last updated: January 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(304) 465-0508

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