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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

Maryland Heights Trail closes weekdays for tree maintenance

Maryland Heights, as seen from Loudon Heights, rises at the southern terminous of South Mountain at the Potomac River.
One of America's favorite hiking trails will be closed weekdays through mid-October while diseased trees are removed, according to officials from the National Park...


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