Our Staff & Offices

Park Ranger with hands in the air

John Petro


The staff at New River Gorge National River also manages two other nearby units of the national park system: Bluestone National Scenic River and Gauley River National Recreation Area. Park headquarters is centrally located in Glen Jean, with employees stationed there and throughout the park. Work groups include Management, Administration, Maintenance Resource Management, Visitor Protection, and Interpretation and Visitor Services.

Superintendent: Lizzie Watts

To contact the park:

By Mail:

All correspondence to New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, or Gauley River National Recreation Area may be addressed to:

P. O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

By Phone

Headquarters 304-465-0508
Canyon Rim Visitor Center 304-574-2115
Sandstone Visitor Center 304-466-0417
Thurmond Depot Visitor Center (open June through August) 304-465-8550
Grandview Visitor Center (open June through August) 304-763-3715
Grandview Shelter Reservations: 304-465-6555
Special Use Permits: 304-465-6517
Volunteer Coordinator: 304-465-2634

By Fax


Last updated: February 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(304) 465-0508

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