The 63rd National Park! This page is under construction, so check back for more information soon!
The formerly designated National River was established on November 10, 1978. It was redesignated as New River Gorge National Park and Preserve early in 2021. It covers almost 73,000 acres in West Virginia, in the Appalachian Mountains, along the New River – which despite the name, is actually one of the oldest rivers in the world! It is a popular park for its recreational opportunities, including whitewater rafting (with everywhere from Class 1 to III in the upper part of the river, to the more challenging Class III to Class V rapids in the Lower Gorge) and canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, and more.