Directions & Transportation

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

Gary Hartley

 

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

Car
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


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.

 
visitor center exterior with mountain behind

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

 
RR Depot with RR tracks

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

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.

 
tent and campsite

Campgrounds

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.

visitor center

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.

visitor center

Grandview Visitor Center

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

tent and campsite

Camping

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

maintenance workers building a boardwalk

Road and Trail Closures

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

Last updated: November 15, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

Contact Us