Eating & Sleeping

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There are several primitive campgrounds throughout the park.

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The park does not have any lodging facilities, but motels, cabins, and bed & breakfasts are available in surrounding towns. Hawks Nest and Pipestem Resort State Parks have lodges, and Babcock, Bluestone, and Pipestem Resort State Parks have cabins. For a listing of accommodations, call the West Virginia Division of Tourism at 1-800-CALLWVA, the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-VISITWV, or the New River CVB at 1-800-927-0263.

For lodging in West Virginia State Parks check out the WV State Parks website.


New River Gorge National Park and Preserve provides opportunities for primitive camping only. Camping areas are located along the river. These primitive camping areas have no drinking water or hookups, and limited restroom facilities. All sites are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not accepted. There are no fees for camping. Stays are limited to 14 days in the same area. Developed campgrounds are available at state parks and private campgrounds throughout the surrounding area.


Restaurants and grocery stores can be found in Beckley, Fayetteville, Sandstone, Glen Jean, Oak Hill, Mount Hope, Beaver, Hinton, and other towns around the park. Other resources for places to eat can be found by exploring West Virginia Division of Tourism, the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, or the New River CVB.

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

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Basic Information

Basic information for trip planning including operating hours and seasons

Last updated: December 13, 2023

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



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