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Train history, ghost town attract hundreds to Train Day

Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.Visitors learn about railway safety at Thurmond Train Day. Photo courtesy National Park Service.
Now in its sixth year, Thurmond Train Day is growing ever-more popular as visitors to the ghost town in southern West Virginia explore its...

Part of scenic New River Gorge road closed through July

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Visitors to New River Gorge National River who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will be required...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National River.
Rangers and naturalists at seven parks in southern West Virginia will lead guided wildflower hikes on woodland trails April 26-28 during the 16th annual New River...

Entrance fees at Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees in 2019 and 2020 as part of the National Park Service’s efforts to address...

National parks in so. W.Va. attract more than 1.3 million

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National River, New River Gorge Region
National parks in southern West Virginia attracted more than 1.3 million visitors in 2017 and added more than $78 million to the local economy,...

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge
The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...

Park Service prepares for prescribed burns at New River Gorge

National Park Service staff manage a prescribed burn at the New River Gorge.
Fire managers for the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia are preparing for four prescribed fires between February 25 and May 31,...

National parks in southern W.Va. reopen after partial shutdown

Stretcher Neck on New River, New River Gorge Nation River, New River Gorge Region
UPDATE Jan. 23, 2018: Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley...

Boundary maintenance to begin at Harpers Ferry national park

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
Through mid-December, officials at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will perform routine maintenance along approximately 70 miles of perimeter boundary, according to Andrew Lee,...

Moonrise walk hints at increased physical activity in southern W.Va.

Officials say a moonrise walk that attracted a record number of hikers to the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia last week could...

Construction on New River Gorge trail to Long Point set for...

Construction on the Long Point Trail—one of the most popular trails in the national park system in southern West Virginia—has been scheduled to close...

Parts of Canyon Rim boardwalk to close temporarily through early fall

The most highly visited area in the national park system in southern West Virginia, the boardwalk at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, near Fayetteville,...

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