West Virginia is now more Wild & Wonderful than ever now that it’s home to America’s newest National Park
The New River Gorge area near Fayetteville, West Virginia, was designated a National Park on December 27, 2020.
With over 70,000 breathtaking acres of whitewater flowing through deep canyons, the recreational opportunities are endless.
Whitewater rafting on the New River is famous for its thrilling, twisting ride!
But that’s not all. Mountain biking, camping, hiking, fishing, and kayaking are all here too.
Beyond recreation, New River Gorge National Park lets you get close to nature.
Red foxes, bears, deer, chipmunks, bobcats, and coyotes are just a few of the mammals in abundance here.
The New River hosts beavers, minks, and the occasional river otter.
For birdwatchers, the area is a vital link in the north-south migratory flyway. Wood warblers, vireos, and thrushes breed here. Peregrine Falcons, Hawks, and Barred Owls are seen too.
New River Gorge National Park has its roots in coal mining. See ghost towns, old mines, and a bye-gone way of life.
No matter what you love, New River Gorge National Park delivers. Get your guide with insider tips here…