Directions & Transportation

bridge spanning river and gorge
The New River Gorge Bridge spans the gorge 876 feet over the river.

Gary Hartley

 

Car

Highway access is from Route 19, between Beckley and Hico, and from I-64, between Mossy and Sandstone.

CAUTION

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.

Plane

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

Sandstone Visitor Center

GPS: 37.78320 N, 80.89778 W
Address: 330 Meadow Creek Rd. Meadow Bridge, WV 25976

Canyon Rim Visitor Center

GPS: 38.07003 N, 81.07583 W
Address: 162 Visitor Center Rd. Lansing, WV 25862

Grandview Visitor Center

GPS: 37.83017 N, 81.06312 W
Address: 4700 Grandview Rd, Beaver, WV 25813

Thurmond Depot

GPS: 37.95712 N, 81.07879 W
Address:
254 River Crest Road Thurmond, WV 25936

Sandstone Falls

GPS: 37.71797 N, 80.89297 W

Nuttallburg

GPS: 38.05019 N, 81.03976 W

Park Headquarters in Glen Jean

GPS: 37.92775 N, 81.15587 W
Address: 104 Co Rte 25/9, Glen Jean, WV 25846

Public Transportation

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.

Greyhound has a bus terminal in Beckley.

Taxi services are based in Oak Hill and Beckley.

 

Driving Directions Navigation

 
A man and a woman are sitting in two rocking chairs in front of a large window overlooking the gorge
Visitors enjoying the view from the Visitor Center.

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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.

 
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Sandstone Visitor Center

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Sandstone Visitor Center

Sandstone Visitor Center is located just north of the I-64 and State Route 20 interchange (Exit 139).

 
A yellow two story train depot with railroad tracks in front of it.
The restored Thurmond Train Depot

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Thurmond Depot

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.

 
View of the bright green covered gorge and the New River
View of the New River from Grandview

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Grandview

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.

 
The white cabins of Camp Brookside surrounded by yellow, green and orange leafed trees
Camp Brookside

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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.

 
A tent set up at a campsite.
A tent at one of the New River Gorge's campgrounds

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Campgrounds

There are multiple campgrounds throughout New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Please visit our camping page for directions to a specific campground.

 
visitors in rocking chairs admire the view

Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Canyon Rim Visitor Center sits on the edge of the gorge by the New River Gorge Bridge.

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Sandstone Visitor Center

Visit our green design visitor center in the south end of the park.

railroad depot

Thurmond Depot

The seasonal visitor center at Thurmond is located in an old railroad depot.

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Grandview Visitor Center

The Grandview Visitor Center overlooks the deepest part of the gorge.

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Camping

With this much to explore, you'll want to stay overnight. Find out more about camping in the park on our camping page.

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Road and Trail Closures

Check for any road and trail closures that might affect your visit.

Last updated: August 10, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

304-465-0508

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