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A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at the beginning of the summer, but I can only imagine how beautiful this area is in the fall. Be sure to bring sunscreen, a big hat, and bug spray. Visit the visitor center and several overlooks. Also, do the Fayette Station Road...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We just visited for a half day, but in the future we will at least stay overnight. The park is very long and stretches the river gorge. It can take 2 - 3 house to drive to different parts, including an old mining area. There...More

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Stopped here for a quick rest stop on my way to North Carolina. The views are phenomenal. The rest area/visitors center was very well maintained with lots of informational brochures. I would recommend the walking path. I didn't get to go too far down the...More

Thank Eat_Sleep_ReviewIt
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a short hike (about a mile) to give our kids a break from being in the car. Visitor's Center was nice and rangers were helpful. Views from back of Visitor's Center is amazing. Part of trail we wanted to hike was closed...More

Thank candyjane11
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There are several visitors centers and outlets to New River Gorge. It's great for hiking, boating, fishing, etc. We even saw people planning to rappell the longest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. A definite stop if driving through the area---even if it's just to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visitor center is nice and staff is friendly. Views are only ok though. For better views of the gorge, check out the Endless Wall Trail, just a few miles from the Visitor Center (you can directions and details on TripAdvisor and other hiking websites). We...More

Thank SaratogaKid
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Worth a stop if you are going to see the bridge. Informative movie played upon request at the visitor center.

Thank chippie1977
Reviewed 11 July 2017

After traveling all day, we arrived at the New River Gorge visitor center a few minutes before it closed. The kind park ranger allowed us to enter and use the restrooms before we made our way down the path to the observation area. The view...More

Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Made a 5 1/2 trip to West VA. Booked a hotel 2 nights before. Was planning to search the net for things to do. Unfortunately, for T-mobile subscribers there is limited data coverage there. First stop was New River Gorge National River Park, no additional...More

Thank Kristel T
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We LOVE new river gorge! Husband and I go every year in the fall. Beautiful hiking trails and a great location for rock climbing. Most all climbing spots are accessible from the trails. Also offers white water rafting. Not too touristy- there is a downtown...More

Thank Leah C
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22 January 2017|
Response from LKNCHOWHOUND | Reviewed this property |
Try Chestnut Creek Campgrounds in Lansing WV. I'm pretty sure they have tent camping but not 100% sure