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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...

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...

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...

Harpers Ferry closes some climbing areas to protect falcons

Falcons soar above the cliffs that overlook Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
After raising the first successful fledgling at Harpers Ferry in 70 years, a pair of peregrine falcons have returned once again to nest on...

David Sibray visits rim of New River Gorge, centerpiece of national...

Defined by its cliff-lined rim, the spectacular New River Gorge is the centerpiece of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern...

World Scout Jamboree to crowd middle New River Gorge

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region
BECKLEY, W.Va.—Officials at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve are anticipating increased river use and shuttle traffic during the World Scout Jamboree...

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,...

Autumn hunting regs in New River Gorge national park unchanged

Hunting is permitted in parts of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. (Photo courtesy Julian Hanslmaier)
Hunting regulations in the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve will remain unchanged for the autumn 2021 hunting season, despite the...

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...

National park holds open house before proposed demos

The Billy Joe Adkins home is among those slated for demolition.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — The National Park Service is inviting interested members of the public to attend an open house on Thursday, Dec. 8,...

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

Hikers at Beauty Mountain, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, 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,...

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 Park and Preserve, Bluestone National Scenic River,...

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