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New River Gorge Bridge not only record bridge in national park

The McDonald Bridge is the highest on the U.S. Interstate Highway System.
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — The world-renowned New River Gorge Bridge isn't the only record-breaking high bridge in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve...

Rangers rescue deer from ravine in New River Gorge national park

The deer was first observed on a ledge in a crevice on the rim of the gorge.
Rangers in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve reported rescuing a deer from a deep ravine near the park's towering cliffs Friday,...

Harpers Ferry to reenact Christmas as celebrated in 1864

Visitors walk Potomac Street during Christmas in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — On December 3 and 4, 2022, visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are invited to explore a historical reenactment...

Visitors encouraged to hike lesser-known New River Gorge trails

Elizabeth Slone and other members of the Friends of the New River Gorge are encouraging visitors to hike lesser-known park trails.
Even before it was part of a national park, the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia was a popular destination for visitors who...

New River Gorge ranked top national park for scenic views, activities

Sightseers gather at the New River Gorge overlook at Grandview.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia has been ranked best in the nation for its...

New River Gorge ranks among best national parks in autumn

The New River Gorge Bridge spans an autumn wonderland.
OAK HILL, W.Va.—America's newest national park now also ranks among the best national parks in the U.S. for fall foliage, according to Best Life...

National Park expressway traffic increasing at Fayetteville

Sharon Rynard says she enjoys have a full parking lot, but US-19 may now need traffic signals.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va.—Thanks to the dramatic increase in visitation to America's newest national park, motor vehicle traffic in and around Fayetteville is building remarkably, leading...

Harpers Ferry and nearby national parks to cull deer herds

Maryland Heights, rises above the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The National Park Service will conduct deer management at national park areas at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and in nearby Virginia and Maryland through...

New River Gorge National Park officials warn to expect crowds

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
Summer operating hours at the newly dedicated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will go into effect on June 12, and park officials...

Park service may shuttle visitors while Potomac bridge is repaired

The footbridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry was damaged during a derailment (at left). NPS Photo: Autumn Cook
National Park Service officials may consider shuttling hikers and visitors between Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights while a bridge over the Potomac River there...

Entrance fees to Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Historic Harpers Ferry teeters on the edge of spring. (Photo: National Park Service)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees on January 1, 2020, as part of the National Park Service’s ongoing efforts to...

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 Park and Preserve who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will...

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