New River Gorge National Park & Preserve News
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Historic Thurmond Depot Gets a Facelift
May 24, 2023 | 2:18 pm
A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) recently travelled to New River to conduct a workshop with park maintenance staff at the Thurmond Depot. Staff worked on the preservation and repair of windows, doors, and wood siding on the 119-year-old structure. This was the first phase of the preservation project. Park maintenance staff will continue to work on the historic structure during summer and fall.
Grandview Area of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve to Temporarily Close for Road Paving
May 17, 2023 | 10:18 am
The Grandview area of the park will be closed starting on May 22nd for two days to complete paving work on the main road. Access to parking lots and trailheads will be closed as work is completed. The planned reopening date is May 24th.
2023 Spring Nature Fling Celebrates Regional Ecology in April and May
March 25, 2023 | 10:52 am
The schedule for Spring Nature Fling has been announced.
Park Loop trailhead in Fayetteville temporarily closes for gas well plugging
February 27, 2023 | 4:43 pm
A private gas well located in the parking lot for the Park Loop trail in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will be plugged during the week starting February 26, necessitating a closure of the area for approximately seven days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.