View of river and gorge from Grandview
Horseshoe Bend in the New River from Grandview

Kevin N. Daley

Superintendent Kicklighter

The staff at New River Gorge National River, led by Superintendent Trish Kicklighter, 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 nearly 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.

park ranger with visitor

Our Staff and Offices:
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Park Planning
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releasing a peregrine falcon into New River Gorge

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Fire Management
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Laws & Policies
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Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. Our blueprint to get there, A Call to Action, outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. New River Gorge National River is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved! more...

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(304) 465-0508

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