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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...

Kaymoor Top parking lot in New River Gorge to be resurfaced

The Kaymoor Stairs descend toward the ghost town of Kaymoor.
The parking lot for the Kaymoor and Butcher Branch trailheads in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Fayetteville, West Virginia, will...

Entrance fees at Harpers Ferry to increase January 1

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will increase its entrance fees in 2019 and 2020 as part of the National Park Service’s efforts to address...

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...

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,...

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...

New exhibit at Harpers Ferry tracks evolution of Camp Hill

Camp Hill at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (WV)
Rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on May 26 will open a new exhibit that explores the evolution of the park's lofty Camp...

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...

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...

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Adventures on the Gorge
The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and...

Shepherd Civil War Center to host Antietam Battlefield presentation

Shepherd University will host Kevin Pawlak, author of “Antietam National Battlefield.”
Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War will host a presentation by alumnus Kevin Pawlak on his new...

Park Service prepares for prescribed burns at New River Gorge

National Park Service staff manage a prescribed burn at the New River Gorge.
Fire managers for the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia are preparing for four prescribed fires between February 25 and...

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