Sandstone Visitor Center

visitor center with rainbow
Rainbow at Sandstone Visitor Center

Wesley Gant

Visitors and watershed floor map inside Sandstone Visitor Center
A map of the New River watershed is displayed in tile on the floor of the Sandstone Visitor Center

This center, located just north of the I-64 and State Route 20 interchange (Exit 139), opened in the fall of 2003. The 9,800 square-foot facility features sustainable (green) design concepts for energy efficiency and resource conservation. In addition to the energy conservation elements,water conserving native plants were selected for landscaping at the site.

Visitors to the new facility will learn about the natural and cultural history of the New River and its watershed through interactive interpretive exhibits. They can view the 12-minute video program on the New River and purchase books and educational materials from the bookstore.

The Sandstone Visitor Center serves as a gateway to the southern portion of the New River Gorge National River where visitors traveling along I-64 can stop and get oriented to the park and southern West Virginia.

Sandstone Visitor Center is a green design building. To learn more about the features that make this visitor center 60% more energy efficient than others of its size, see the Green Design Visitor Center page.

Publications Sales
A sales area offering publications specific to the park and surroundings is provided as a service to visitors. A large selection of books on cultural and natural history, recreation, environment and nature, and children's topics are carried. Topographic maps of the park are also available here. The sales area is managed by Eastern National, a non-profit organization that returns its proceeds back to the park.

Additional visitor contact stations are provided at Canyon Rim, Thurmond, and Grandview. We encourage visitors to explore all of New River Gorge National River.

Season and Hours
Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from April through November; from December through March Sandstone Visitor Center will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

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

GPS coordinates are: 37.78320 N, 80.89778 W

330 Meadow Creek Road
Sandstone, WV 25985

This is a physical address only - please do not send mail to this address. All park mail should be addressed to park headquarters in Glen Jean (PO Box 246, Glen Jean, WV 25946).



Last updated: December 7, 2017

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


(304) 465-0508

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