Recreational vehicles are a great way to travel the country and visit the national parks. At New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, we have limited RV friendly facilities. Depending on your RV's class and length, you may not be able to visit all park locations. But that won't stop you from being able to experience the park. From amazing views to beautiful hikes, there are many places you can go on your next RV adventure!
At New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, RVs are defined by their size rather than just their length and class. Check out our definitions below to learn what size RV you have so you know where you can go.
HikingAlmost all trailheads at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve have no RV parking for medium or large RVs. Small RVs may have trouble at many trailheads due to small size of the parking lots. Endless Wall, Kaymoor, and Long Point trailheads do not have any RV parking. Some Class B RVs that are no larger than an average minivan or pickup truck may be able to find parking.
The best trails that have RV parking are located in the Grandview area of the park. These trails have beautiful views of the gorge from the highest point in the park. There are 7 trails in the Grandview area ranging from easy walks through the woods to more challenging steep hikes below the sandstone cliffs of the gorge. Three of these trails are more popular and offer excellent views of the gorge and the geology of the area.
Primitive CampgroundsAll campgrounds are primitve with no hook-ups, electricity, potable water, flush facilities, or dump stations. There are no fees for campsites. All campsites are first-come, first-serve with no reservations available. For more information, check out our camping information page.
There are 4 campgrounds in the national park with drive-in campsites for small and medium RVs. Large RVs are not recommended at any campsite. RVs are only permitted at drive-in campsites. Camping in any day use, river access, trailhead, or walk-in campsite parking lot is prohibited.
Gauley River National Recreation Area.
Developed CampgroundsThere are many options for developed campgrounds located near New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. These campgrounds may offer a variety of amenities including hook-ups, showers, dump stations, WiFi, and more. Size of campsites, price, and availability may vary. Check out the links below for more information.
DrivingMajor roads including highways and interstates are used to access most popular areas in the park. Some park destinations will require driving on narrow, winding roads, some of which are not paved. These destinations do not accomodate all RV sizes. Visitors in RVs may consider bringing a second vehicle or scheduling a shuttle service if possible.
Last updated: August 12, 2023