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 Park and Preserve 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.
With this much to explore, you'll want to stay overnight. Find out more about camping in the park on our camping page.
Check out our whitewater page for information on rafting, water levels, and river safety.
With nearly 100 miles of trails to choose from, New River Gorge National River has a trail for everyone.
New River Gorge offers many exciting biking trails for all experience levels from easy rail trails to more difficult mountain bike trails.
With over 1,600 established climbing routes, New River Gorge is one of the most popular climbing areas in the country.
Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the New River.
Hunting is permitted throughout most the park on federally owned land. Check the hunting page for regulations and information.
New River Gorge National River offers many opportunities for scenic drives.
African American Heritage Auto Tour
Download this smart phone app for a self guided auto tour that helps tell the story of the African American experience in the gorge.
Last updated: January 25, 2021