Visitor Centers

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Sandstone Visitor Center

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Start your visit to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve at one of our visitor centers, where you can find maps, information, interpretive displays, and a book store. Canyon Rim Visitor Center and Sandstone Visitor Center are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm year round. All visitor centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day). Grandview and Thurmond Depot are seasonal visitor centers, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and sometimes intermittently after Labor Day, depending on staffing.

Please note: Canyon Rim Visitor Center is tentatively planned to be closed from January 1 through March 1, 2024 for the installation of new exhibits. Check back for more up to date closure information.

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Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Canyon Rim Visitor Center sits on the edge of the gorge by the New River Gorge Bridge.

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Sandstone Visitor Center

Visit our green design visitor center in the south end of the park.

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Grandview Visitor Center

The Grandview Visitor Center overlooks the deepest part of the gorge.

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Thurmond Depot

The seasonal visitor center at Thurmond is located in an old railroad depot.

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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



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