Start your visit to New River Gorge National River at one of our visitor centers, where you can find maps, information, interpretive displays, and a book store. Canyon Rim Visitor Center is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm year round. Sandstone Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily; closed intermittently from December through March (see below for special winter hours). 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.
Winter 2018-2019 Visitor Center hours:
Winter operating hours for park facilities will be in effect from December 14, 2018 – March 31, 2019. During this time, the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing will remain open seven days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. New this year, the Grandview Visitor Center at Grandview will be open four days a week, Friday through Monday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Both visitor centers will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s days. The Sandstone Visitor Center at Sandstone and the Thurmond Depot Visitor Center will both be closed for the winter.
Last updated: December 13, 2018