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New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain mamma, take me home, Country roads
— John Denver
Wild, Wonderful Waters
The flowing waters of this ancient river provide solace to all those who seek her calming presence amongst the woods of West Virginia. Come for adventure, leave feeling renewed and forever changed.
The New River is one of the oldest rivers in the Americas. Located in West Virginia, this whitewater river flows through deep canyons.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve conserves over 70,000 acres of land along the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville. The park and surrounding area are rich in cultural and natural history, with an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.

Rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and camping are highly popular activities amongst park visitors. And through National Park Foundation programs, hikers can participate in one of the hosted programs that promote parks as places for health and wellness, not just scenic beauty!

Other National Park Service programs include guided historic walks, nature programs, and an abundance of programs for kids too. In short, this huge park has activities for all shapes, sizes, and kinds. Don’t pass this one up if you’re in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.

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