prized parks in West Virginia have been designated among America’s most exceptional outdoor destinations. They represent the pinnacle of the great outdoors— mountain wilderness at its most wild and most wonderful.

The National Parks Service and Visit Southern WV bring together these 3 gems of The Mountain State: the adventure of the New River Gorge, the remote whitewater of the Gauley and the rugged landscapes of the Bluestone.

Each offers a stunning backdrop for families to explore, and world-class playground for adventurers. But, each is unique.

Discover exactly why these 3 remarkable places are National gems.