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 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 2020-2021 Visitor Center hours:
Canyon Rim Visitor Center is currently providing limited services. The bookstore is open 9:30 to 4:30 from Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Restrooms and information (maps, brochures, and passport stamps) are provided every day inside the visitor center entry. If weather permits rangers may staff an outside information booth on weekends.
Last updated: January 25, 2021