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Contact: Shawn Robinson, 304-465-6517
Glen Jean, West Virginia, September 3, 2015—In an effort to process shelter reservations more efficiently while still maintaining good customer service, New River Gorge National River will be processing Grandview shelter reservations through Recreation.gov, an online reservation system that is extensively utilized by the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service across the nation.Beginning on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 10AM ET, all reservations for shelters at Grandview will be reservable online at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777.Be sure to search for New River Gorge National River when making online reservations for the Grandview shelters. Shelter prices will remain unchanged from last year.
People wishing to reserve shelters at Grandview can establish their user ID and password ahead of time by setting up an account at www.recreation.gov.This will minimize the amount of time it takes to reserve a specific shelter on a specific date when they become available through the new reservation system.Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Recreation.gov accepts payment by credit or debit card, including: VISA, Master Card, Discover and American Express.
Park updates will be posted to the park's website at www.nps.gov/neri. You can also find updates on the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps or follow us on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/NewRiverNPS.