GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — Visitors to the Grandview area of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia should expect temporary closures and delays beginning on or around Wednesday, August 17, according to acting superintendent Jay Newman.
Grandview is among the most popular attraction in the national park and features multiple trails and overlooks of the New River Gorge and its deepest and widest points.
Work will initially begin on the road to the Turkey Spur overlook, where crews will be milling and repaving the entire road and parking lot. Work is estimated to take around three weeks, and the road and lot will be fully closed to vehicle and foot traffic.
Following the work at Turkey Spur, work will begin on the other road leading to picnic shelters Nos. 2, 3, and 4. That road will remain open while being worked on. However, there may be delays as traffic is confined to one lane, and visitors should expect the Turkey Spur area, its parking lots, and trailheads to remain open as work is completed.
The main Grandview Rim Trail will remain open, but hikers should be aware that once reaching the Turkey Spur area, there will be no access to the boardwalk leading up to the overlook. Also, please be aware of additional traffic control signs throughout the area when visiting.
To stay current on the park's activities, events, and closures, visitors should visit the park website at nps.gov/neri.