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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There are over 1,600 established climbing routes in New River Gorge National River, making the park one of the largest climbing areas in the eastern United States.
Designated in 1978 in the wake of a grassroots effort to prevent dam-building, New River Gorge National River is part of a trifecta.
One of West Virginia's oldest parks, Babcock State Park opened in 1937 and now sits within the bounds of New River Gorge National River, near the former mining town of Clifftop.
More than 90,000 people live near streams that drain into the New River Gorge National River.
Mary Lou Haley's office is a restored log cabin in Hinton, West Virginia, just upstream of the New River Gorge National River.
This isn't the first acquisition made by the New River Gorge National River, but it's one of the most visible--and it points to how the park has changed since its creation in 1978.
If you entered the New River Gorge National River through the town of Hinton, you were a short distance from Bluestone National Scenic River.
5-million-dollar restored train station in historic Thurmond, West Virginia, population of eight, now serves as a visitor center for the New River Gorge National River.
West Virginia's Gauley River National Recreation Area has 11 unregulated wells, and New River Gorge National River has two.

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