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The New River and the New River Gorge itself are perhaps the best known attraction in this region full of attractions. The Gauley River National Recreation Area and New River Gorge National Park and Preserve are each large enough that they are approached separately.

Recreational Attractions

  • Babcock State Park
  • Grandview
  • Hawks Nest State Park
  • Lake Stevens
  • Little Beaver Lake State Park
  • New River Gorge
  • Plum Orchard Lake
  • Sandstone Falls
  • Summersville Lake

Cultural Attractions

  • Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
  • New River Gorge Bridge
  • Nuttallburg Historic District
  • Tamarack
  • Thurmond Historic District