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New River Gorge

National River

Set out into the adventure central of the East! Rolling rapids, miles of trail and jagged mountain cliffs call you out to play. From mild to wild, the Gorge is a haven for any outdoor pursuit. Every bend opens into wild, wonderful exploration and history. Find your wilderness journey here.

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The New River Gorge is known for its world-class whitewater, climbing cliffs, biking terrain, scenic vistas and even unique thrills like BASE jumping. If you crave the outdoors, this is your gateway.

Glen Jean, WV 25846
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Things to do in New River Gorge

    • Climbing & Rappelling

      The New River Gorge National Park is a world-renowned climbing destination, and you can also scale the cliffs on the shoreline at Summersville Lake.

      Locations Gauley / New River Gorge
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    • Biplane Tours

      Ride WWII-era biplane above the New River Gorge for soaring... or stunting.

      Locations New River Gorge
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    • Thurmond

      This classic boomtown is now a ghost town, but you can still explore the history of its rich heyday.

      Locations New River Gorge
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    • Ranger Programs

      Curious about the botany, wildlife, culture and history of the National Parks? Join the experts to explore more.

      Locations Bluestone / New River Gorge
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