NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL RIVER MAP WEST VIRGINIA
63,000 acres. Situated in the southern part of the state, this National River consists of 53 miles of the scenic New River, which flows through a deep gorge, and there are also 40 miles of tributaries. Included nearby are the Gauley River National Recreation Area and the Bluestone National Scenic River.
Activities: The river is suitable for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. Included are varying levels of whitewater as well as flatwater. Outfitters and canoe rentals are available nearby.
Hiking and limited backpacking are possible on over 20 miles of trails on lands of the National River, and several adjacent state parks have many additional trails. Horses and bikes are not allowed on trails. Fishing is permitted.
Camping Regulations: Camping is generally allowed alongside and near the river, but not in all areas. Some riverside lands are privately owned. Campsites chosen along the river should be above the high water line. No permits are required.
For Further Information: New River Gorge National River, P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street, Glen Jean, WV 25846; (304)465-0508.