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Address: WV
Phone Number: 800-252-7784

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

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Whitewater Rafting Lower New River Gorge WV
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Grand View Overlook

We stopped on our way through at the New River Gorge National River Grand View Overlook. The view is amazing and there are some trails to hike that have lots of nice surprises.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lucasville, Ohio
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Lucasville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way through at the New River Gorge National River Grand View Overlook. The view is amazing and there are some trails to hike that have lots of nice surprises.

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Eaton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center here offered one of the nicest park rangers. She was so very helpful and honest. She said I could pay $$ to walk thru a Plexiglas walkway at the bridge or I could take a beautiful walk down 180 steps and get breathtaking views. I along with most people stopping there chose the 180 steps. They are... More 

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New Eagle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views, friendly people everywhere. My husband and I renewed our vows here overlooking the gorge. Great place to relax and unwind.

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many beautiful views. It's worth your time to stop. The bridge is pretty awesome itself plus all the vies of the gorge.

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heading down to Tennessee, we had many opportunities to visit various Visitor Centers and the one at New Gorge River Bridge was exceptional. Not only did they have the usual information personnel to offer assistance, they also offered a history of the area and stunning views from the deck at the rear of the center and along a raised walkway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way home to Ohio from North Carolina. We stopped after seeing a sign on the highway. It was well worth the side trip! So beautiful and gorgeous! We stopped at several points recommended by the ranger at the Sandstone Ranger Station. Gorgeous views. I'd love to come back and explore it more.

Thank Sheri H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a field trip and had so much fun rafting!! my entire group loved our guide, Nick! he was so nice and helpful!! the view was beautiful and there was so much to see and do!

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Richmond, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

While traveling to Charleston, WV I had the opportunity to make a pit stop here and take in the view of the New River Gorge..wow!..the view from this site is a stunner and one you won't soon forget..

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

In the month of July 2016, I was deployed to West Virginia for a week with Team Rubicon. While at a local gas station, I overheard stories of a white water rafting adventure at the New River Gorge. Have car will drive. Lo and behold, this beautiful view appeared before me, about 30 minutes from where we slept for a... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Visited with my wife during a mid-west road trip. The weather was disappointingly cool with spasmodic rain so I guess we didn't see it at its best but nevertheless it was spectacular and the visitor center was very interesting with friendly, helpful rangers.

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