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Lawmaker says Congress key to halting national park demolitions

OAK HILL, W.Va. — West Virginians may need to turn to Congress to rescue historic landmarks that the National Park Service has slated for...

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...

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 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...

Parts of Canyon Rim boardwalk to close temporarily through early fall

A boardwalk leads visitors from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to views of the New River Gorge Bridge.
The most highly visited area in the national park system in southern West Virginia, the boardwalk at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, near Fayetteville,...

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 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,...

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...

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.
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...

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...

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...

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