Place

Kanawha Falls

A waterfall spanning the width of a wide river
Kanawha Falls on the Kanawha River near Gauley Bridge

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Kanawha Falls is located outside of the park on the Kanawha River about ¾ of a mile west of Gauley Bridge, on Highway 60. The falls spans the entire width of the river and drops at its’ highest point about 15 feet. A low dam above the falls diverts water into a hydropower facility, but at any water level it is worth a stop at the small park just below the falls.

Driving Directions: Follow Highway 60 west from Gauley Bridge for about 3/4 miles. There will be a dirt parking area on the left. Stop there to view the falls. 

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Last updated: November 14, 2021