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New River Gorge National Park & Preserve News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's New River Gorge National Park & Preserve - News section for more.

  • Youth Arts in the Parks 2023 Art Contest Near Deadline

    January 31, 2023 | 3:42 pm

    Area youth can help highlight southern West Virginia ecology through this art contest.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • New River Gorge NP&P Expands National Preserve Area

    January 17, 2023 | 2:35 pm

    New River Gorge National Park and Preserve has added 45 acres of land to the area designated as a preserve.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2023 Youth Arts in the Parks Contest Now Open

    November 22, 2022 | 4:14 pm

    Local students can help celebrate southern West Virginia ecology through art.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service to hold open house for the proposed demolition of non-historic structures within New River Gorge NP&P

    November 18, 2022 | 3:43 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) invites interested members of the public to attend an open house concerning the demolition of deteriorating structures.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Charles Sellars Named Superintendent of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia

    November 7, 2022 | 3:20 pm

    National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Gay Vietzke has selected Charles Sellars as the new superintendent of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia. He will also manage both Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River, in southern West Virginia. He is expected to begin his new assignment after the new year.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • New River Gorge NP&P Launches New B.A.R.K. Ranger Program with Guided Walk

    October 7, 2022 | 2:05 pm

    New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Active Southern West Virginia are leading a guided walk at the Grandview area's Big Buck Trail to introduce the park's new B.A.R.K. Ranger program. The hike will begin at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, and will meet at Picnic Shelter #2 for an easy walk along even terrain.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Announcing Programs and Events on the Hidden History of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Region

    September 9, 2022 | 2:17 pm

    Regional historians and park rangers will be offering a series of programs throughout the region for the 2022 Hidden History Happenings, September 16-25. Programs include guided historic walks, guided hikes, history talks, and more.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • New River Gorge National Park and Preserve Announces Autumn Schedule

    September 2, 2022 | 11:33 am

    Autumn operating hours will be in effect starting September 6, 2022. Thurmond Visitor Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Grandview Visitor Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Road closures and delays in Grandview area of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

    August 12, 2022 | 3:25 pm

    There will be temporary closures and delays in the Grandview area of the park over the next few weeks as roads are being resurfaced.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Kaymoor Top Trailhead Parking Lot Closed for Resurfacing

    July 8, 2022 | 12:33 pm

    The parking lot for the Kaymoor Top and Butcher Branch trailheads will be closed Monday, 7/11 through Friday, July 15 while the lot is being resurfaced.

    Read more at nps.gov