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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...

NPS to close restrooms, campgrounds in southern W.Va.

New River from Thunder Buttress, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
The National Park Service will temporarily close its restrooms and campgrounds on the New, Gauley, and Bluestone rivers in southern West Virginia in response...

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,...

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...

Harpers Ferry presents heirloom gardening program

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend its heirloom gardening program "City Farming: Food in the Backyard" on Saturday and Sunday,...

Volunteers needed to staff Grandview visitor center over summer

Visitor Center at Grandview, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to assist in staffing its visitor center at Grandview, near Beckley, West Virginia, this summer in the...

Boundary maintenance to begin at Harpers Ferry national park

Tourists walk Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry. West Virginia
Through mid-December, officials at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will perform routine maintenance along approximately 70 miles of perimeter boundary, according to Andrew Lee,...

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...

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,...

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...

Smoke at new national park at Grandview no cause for concern

A member of the fire management team at Grandview tends a prescribed burn.
Smoke and flame rising from the central region of America's newest national park later this spring should not be cause for concern, park officials...

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