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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...

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 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...

Park service to plug and clean orphaned well near Gauley River

The park will re-seed the half-acre pad where the well currently stands.
The National Park Service has received approximately $9.8 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to plug, remediate, and reclaim abandoned oil and...

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...

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...

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,...

Harpers Ferry park proposes closure of Maryland Heights parking

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
National Park Service officials say that after careful consideration they propose permanently closing parking areas at Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The...

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...

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...

National Park visitors spent more than $58 million in so. W.Va.

Sandstone Falls, Summers County, New River Gorge Region
A new report issued by the National Park Service indicates 1,347,957 visitors to national parks in southern West Virginia spent $58,604,300 in nearby communities...

NPS to close Canyon Rim Visitor Center in face of virus

The sun sets beyond the New River Gorge Bridge in southern West Virginia. (Photo courtesy Wendy Parks Scott)
Officials at the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia will temporarily close the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, its primary visitor...

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