Highway access is from Route 19, between Beckley and Hico, and from I-64, between Mossy and Sandstone.
Third party mobile applications like Apple Maps and Google Maps may direct you to areas of the park that are rough in terrain and inaccessible and NOT a visitor center. Please use the Visitor Center coordinates or addresses that are found below.
Charleston WV, approximately 70 miles northwest of the park, is the closest major airport. Some flights are also available nearby at Beckley WV.
GPS Coordinates and Physical Addresses
GPS: 37.78320 N, 80.89778 W
GPS: 38.07003 N, 81.07583 W
GPS: 37.83017 N, 81.06312 W
GPS: 37.95712 N, 81.07879 W
GPS: 37.71797 N, 80.89297 W
GPS: 38.05019 N, 81.03976 W
Park Headquarters in Glen Jean
GPS: 37.92775 N, 81.15587 W
Amtrak service is available to three locations in the park, three days a week. The Cardinal, traveling between Chicago and New York, NY, makes scheduled stops at Hinton and Prince, with Thurmond as a flag stop for passengers with reservations.
Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Canyon Rim Visitor Center is located on U.S. Route 19, just north of Fayetteville, WV. U.S. Route 19 is easily reached from Interstates I-64 and I-79, as well as U.S. Route 60.
Sandstone Visitor Center
Sandstone Visitor Center is located just north of the I-64 and State Route 20 interchange (Exit 139).
The Thurmond Depot Visitor Center is located seven miles down State Route 25. Take the Glen Jean exit off U.S. Route 19 north of Beckley, and follow the signs to Thurmond.
To reach Grandview from Beckley follow I-64 East five miles to Exit 129 B. From Lewisburg follow I-64 West forty miles to Exit 129. From either exit, turn right and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview.
Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center
Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center is located at 309 North Mullens Road, Hinton, WV. Get off I-64 at the Hinton/Sandstone Exit (exit 139) and head south towards Hinton on Route 20 South. Follow Route 20 south for 5 miles. When you come to the small town of Brooks, turn right on North Mullens Road. Make a quick left just after crossing the railroad tracks and follow the dirt road to Camp Brookside.
There are multiple campgrounds throughout New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Please visit our camping page for directions to a specific campground.
Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Canyon Rim Visitor Center sits on the edge of the gorge by the New River Gorge Bridge.
With this much to explore, you'll want to stay overnight. Find out more about camping in the park on our camping page.
Last updated: August 10, 2022