Directions & Transportation

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

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Charleston WV, approximately 70 miles northwest of the park, is the closest major airport. Some flights are also available nearby at Beckley WV.

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

GPS Coordinates
Sandstone Visitor Center: 37.78320 N, 80.89778 W
Canyon Rim Visitor Center: 38.07003 N, 81.07583 W
Grandview Visitor Center: 37.83017 N, 81.06312 W
Thurmond Depot: 37.95712 N, 81.07879 W

Sandstone Falls: 37.71797 N, 80.89297 W
Nuttallburg: 38.05019 N, 81.03976 W

Park Headquarters in Glen Jean: 37.92775 N, 81.15587 W

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:

visitors admiring the view from rocking chairs

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

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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.

river and gorge

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.

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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.

tent and campsite


For directions to campgrounds in the park, visit the camping page.

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.

campers with tent in campsite


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 30, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(304) 465-0508

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