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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...

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...

Fire in New River Gorge in W.Va. now at 70 percent...

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — According to National Park Service officials, a forest fire that has swept over more than 2,000 acres in the New...

New River Gorge national park depot gets a historical facelift

The restored railroad station in the Thurmond National Historic District includes a season park visitor center.
THURMOND, W.Va. — One of the best-known historic structures in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia has undergone...

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,...

New River Gorge one of nine national parks with no admission...

The New River Gorge Bridge spans the New River Gorge near Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in southern West Virginia is one of nine U.S. national parks with no...

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...

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park pilots cashless fee collection

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
HARPER'S FERRY, W.Va. — Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia has instituted a three-month pilot program to collect...

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...

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