Things To Do

rafts on the river
Rafters enjoy a day on the river.

Gary Hartley

 

Whether you are into outdoor activities such as climbing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, or just like to enjoy a picnic, a quiet bit of birding, or camp and watch the river roll by, New River Gorge National River has much to offer. The park provides visitors with an opportunity to learn more about the cultural history of the area and visit some of the historic sites within the park. There are many possibilities for extreme sports as well as a more relaxing experience.

 
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.

rafters crashing through a wave

Whitewater

Check out our whitewater page for information on rafting, water levels, and river safety.

Father and daughter on a hiking trail

Hiking Trails

With nearly 100 miles of trails to choose from, New River Gorge National River has a trail for everyone.

Mother and son on mountain bikes

Biking

New River Gorge offers many exciting biking trails for all experience levels from easy rail trails to more difficult mountain bike trails.

rock climber scaling a cliff

Climbing

With over 1,600 established climbing routes, New River Gorge National River is one of the most popular climbing areas in the country.

girl with fish

Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the New River.

hunters

Hunting

Hunting is permitted throughout most the park on federally owned land. Check the hunting page for regulations and information.

winding road

Scenic Drives

New River Gorge National River offers many opportunities for scenic drives.

Ranger talking to kids at overlook

Ranger-led Programs

Find out what interpretive programs are going on in the park.

Junior Ranger certificate

Be a Junior Ranger!

Become a New River Gorge Junior Ranger! Find out how you can earn your Junior Ranger badge and patch.

grist mill

Nearby Attractions

Check out the Nearby Attractions page for other nearby destinations.

waterfall

Places to Go

Places throughout the park that you won't want to miss.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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