New River Gorge National River

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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New River Gorge National River:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

New River Gorge National River

Address:104 Main St
PO Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:304-465-0508
Fax:304-465-0591
Web: www.nps.gov/neri/
Size: 72,189 acres.
Established: Authorized on November 10, 1978.
Location:53 miles of the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville in southern West Virginia.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), boardwalks, cabin rental, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, climbing.
Special Features:A rugged, whitewater river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The free-flowing river falls 750 feet in 50 miles from Bluestone Dam to Gauley Bridge, creating one of the finest whitewater rivers in the eastern United States. It is abundant in natural, scenic, historic, and recreational features.

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The New River Gorge is known the for the variety of classes of whitewater rafting available, ranging from paths ideal for the new or nervous rafter, to some of the most intense waters in the world.
She'll climb Wyoming's notorious "Devil's Tower," brave the rough waters of West Virginia's New River Gorge on a whitewater raft and dangle almost 40 feet off the ground on the Xtreeme Challenge high ropes course located outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
My resume includes the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, the Oakland Bay Bridge in California and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida.
OCT 18 USA Get the adrenaline kicking in full gear at Bridge day at the New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia.
The July 15-24, 2013, event made its Mountain State debut at the new 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in the New River Gorge region of Fayette and Raleigh counties.
It's not the longest, that honour belongs to the New River Gorge in West Virginia, USA, but it's one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia.
Every year, the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia draws more than 1 million visitors to experience its exhilarating white-water rapids, top-tier rock climbing, and abundant wildlife ranging from black bears to bald eagles.
At the annual Bridge Day Festival daredevils are allowed to jump off the New River Gorge Bridge.
Some of you, it appears, envision us leaping off skyscraper-high falls and crossing the New River Gorge on a cedar pole.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Botanist Rodney Bartgis was, therefore, stunned when he visited West Virginia's New River Gorge in 1983.
John Zink, who lived near New River Gorge National Recreation Area in West Virginia, found this out the hard way.
Wearing a pink Easter bunny costume and a pig's nose, Tad Kellerman took a flying leap off the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, W.

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