New River Gorge is a national park and large protected wilderness area. The park comprises well over 70,000 acres along the New River, which is a rugged whitewater river that flows through deep, scenic canyons.
The park features a wide range of recreational opportunities. The gorge boasts some of the best whitewater rafting in the United States, features several popular climbing areas with over 1,400 established trails, and is one of the most popular places on the East Coast for rock climbing. The park has more than 50 miles of hiking and multi-use trails and two visitors centers to help orient and inform guests. Other popular activities at New River Gorge include canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, camping, hunting, and more.
162 Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862, Phone: 304-574-2115
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