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September 15, 2017
Ninth Annual Hidden History Weekend is Here!
September 22 – 24 event highlights the stories of southern West Virginia’s Appalachian Heritage.

September 07, 2017
National Park Service to Conduct Prescribed Burns This Fall
New River Gorge National River fire managers are preparing for two prescribed fires this fall, between September 18 and October 15, weather permitting.

September 01, 2017
2017 Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit Opens at Tamarack
See the exhibit of the winning entries to the 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest now at Tamara

August 25, 2017
Search Crews Find Body of Missing Swimmer
Body of Missing Swimmer Found

August 25, 2017
Search Underway for Missing Swimmer at New River Gorge National River
Search operations underway searching for missing swimmer.

July 19, 2017
National Park Service Prepares for 2017 National Scout Jamboree
Service projects within the park will provide for increased recreational opportunities

July 05, 2017
Fourth Annual Thurmond Train Day to be Held on Saturday, July 15
All can take part in Thurmond Train Day to be Held on Saturday, July 15 2017.

July 05, 2017
Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center and Adjacent River Access Point Closed While Bridge is Repaired
Camp Brookside area closed during bridge repair.

July 01, 2017
Popular Turkey Spur Overlook Reopened with Support from Local Community
Turkey Spur Reopens

July 01, 2017
2017 Hidden History Photo Contest Announced
Celebrate southern West Virginia’s cultural heritage by entering this photo contest.

June 16, 2017
Upgrades to New River Gorge National River’s popular Long Point Trail - Scheduled closures through the summer
Work has begun to improve and rehabilitate sections of the park’s popular Long Point trail.

June 14, 2017
Improvements Coming to Boardwalk and Viewing Decks at Canyon Rim Visitor Center - Temporary Closures in Place This Summer
The NPS will be replacing boardwalks and viewing decks at Canyon Rim Visitor Center this summer.

June 07, 2017
June and July Activities in National Parks of Southern West Virginia
Find your parks at guided activities.

May 16, 2017
Volunteers Needed to Staff Grandview Visitor Center This Summer
The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to assist in staffing the small visitor center in the Grandview area of New River Gorge National River this summer

May 08, 2017
Tourism to National Parks of Southern West Virginia Creates Nearly $67.1 Million in Economic Benefits
A new report shows that tourism to the three national parks in southern WV created nearly $67.1 million in economic benefits to the region.

April 21, 2017
Citizen Scientists Highlighted in Fourteenth Annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend April 28 – 30, 2017
Join the National Park Service for the 14th annual Wildflower Weekend!

April 11, 2017
NPS to Make Accessibility Improvements at Grandview Area of New River Gorge National River
The NPS is making accessibility improvements at Grandview.

March 29, 2017
NPS Seeks to Hire Local Teachers to Help Revamp Educational Programming
Local school teachers can have an opportunity to work in a national park this summer.

March 20, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Information in Vandalism Case
The National Park Service is seeking information in the investigation of a recent break-in and significant vandalism to a historic house in the town of Thurmond, WV.

February 24, 2017
National Park Service Fire Managers Plan Prescribed Fires This Spring
New River Gorge National River fire managers are preparing for several prescribed fires this spring.

January 11, 2017
NRG 100 Mile Challenge Continues in 2017
All can take part in this on-going hiking challenge in local national parks.

December 16, 2016
Grant Funding Expands Popular “Get Active in the Park” Program
Volunteers Needed to Teach Outdoor Classes

Last updated: July 8, 2017

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