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Park Service to host meeting on climbing at New, Gauley

Climbing near New River Gorge Bridge
The National Park Service is inviting members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve...

New rock-climbing area draws more tourism to New Martinsville

The Kiedaisch Wall climbing area overlooks the Ohio River near New Martinsville, West Virginia.
A new rock climbing area is drawing more outdoor recreation to New Martinsville, West Virginia, and Wetzel County, already known for their fishing, kayaking,...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

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...

Harpers Ferry closes some climbing areas to protect falcons

A peregrine falcon surveys Harpers Ferry from a cliff on Maryland Heights.
Officials at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are temporarily closing some climbing areas on Maryland Heights to accommodate a pair of nesting peregrine falcons. A...

Partners work to protect cliffs at Summersville, New River Gorge

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Comprising one of the most famous rock climbing destinations in the U.S., the cliffs that outcrop along the gorges of the...


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