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Address: WV
Phone Number: 800-252-7784
Activities: White-water rafting, Rock climbing, Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.

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Outdoor Adventure

Activities galore if you are an outdoor adventure enthusiast. This area offers you just about everything to have outdoor fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Activities galore if you are an outdoor adventure enthusiast. This area offers you just about everything to have outdoor fun.

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New York
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped at the visitor's center off the main road (careful, sharp left turn off highway into the center). There are about 100 or so steps down into the gorge area (does not go all the way down, that would require 10,000 steps or more). Photo ops are plentiful. Nice platform at the bottom which in under the New River... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a nice surprise to visit this gorgeous state park. We didn't stop for long, but saw enough to want to return and explore more someday.

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Spring Hill, WV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We rented a cabin sand walked to the bottom of the gorge the bridge and all the history behind the people who jump off the bridge is so intriguing =our cabin was fully furnished and myself and my daughters sister and granddaughters had a great time

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is beautiful, great hikes and wonderful climbing routes at all levels. We had a hard time finding a climbing guide book for this place though and I could not find any bouldering areas but the views from the top of the routes were amazing!

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I researched West Virginia and of the many beautiful things to see in The Mountaineer State, this reached out to me the most. I made the right decision! It's accessible from many states, and it's just off the Interstate so I didn't get lost at all finding it. (A rare feat.) At the recommendation of the awesome NPS employee with... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stopped here briefly on our trip home even though it was cold and rainy, it was worth the brisk walk to see the view, which was stunning. It was right before closing, but we did a quick run through of the Visitors Center, which was nice. We would love to come back when we have more time and in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are going through West Virginia it is worth it to stop here. If you wish to walk down to get a better view of the new river bridge and gorge there are 177 steps. The view from the visitor center, though not quite as spectacular is beautiful. The visitor center has very interesting displays and the items for... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just taking a drive up through the West Virginia mountains is beautiful! We stopped at the Brim Welcome Center (I'm pretty sure that is where it was). The staff was excellent, the place was neat and clean. The view though.... Oh my goodness. They have two rocking chairs inside looking out this pane glass window to the New River Gorge... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The New River Gorge National River encompasses a large area so be sure to ask for a park map at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center in Lansing, WV or the Sandstone Visitors Center in Sandstone, WV. Either visitors center is well worth the stop to learn more of the area which includes The New River Gorge National River and Gauley... More 

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