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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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  • Endless Wall Trail closed due to wildland fire

    PARK ALERT: We currently have a wildland fire burning in the Fern Creek area of the park. Wildland firefighters are on scene and working to contain the fire. The Endless Wall trail is closed from the Fern Creek parking area to Diamond Point.

Sandstone Visitor Center

Visitors and watershed floor map inside Sandstone Visitor Center

A map of the New River watershed is displayed in tile on the floor of the Sandstone Visitor Center

This center, located just north of the I-64 and State Route 20 interchange (Exit 139), opened in the fall of 2003. The 9,800 square-foot facility features sustainable (green) design concepts for energy efficiency and resource conservation. In addition to the energy conservation elements,water conserving native plants were selected for landscaping at the site.

Visitors to the new facility will learn about the natural and cultural history of the New River and its watershed through interactive interpretive exhibits. They can view the 12-minute video program on the New River and purchase books and educational materials from the bookstore.

The Sandstone Visitor Center serves as a gateway to the southern portion of the New River Gorge National River where visitors traveling along I-64 can stop and get oriented to the park and southern West Virginia.

Publications Sales
A sales area offering publications specific to the park and surroundings is provided as a service to visitors. A large selection of books on cultural and natural history, recreation, environment and nature, and children's topics are carried. Topographic maps of the park are also available here. The sales area is managed by Eastern National, a non-profit organization that returns its proceeds back to the park.

Sandstone Visitor Center: Green Design brochure

Additional visitor contact stations are provided at Canyon Rim, Thurmond, and Grandview. We encourage visitors to explore all of New River Gorge National River.

Season and Hours
Year-round: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Directions
Sandstone Visitor Center is located just north of the I-64 and State Route 20 interchange (Exit 139).

GPS coordinates are: 37.78320 N, 80.89778 W

Address:
330 Meadow Creek Road
Sandstone, WV 25985

This is a physical address only - please do not send mail to this address. All park mail should be addressed to park headquarters in Glen Jean (PO Box 246, Glen Jean, WV 25946).

Telephone
304-466-0417

 
Sandstone Visitor Center

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Whitewater rafting on the New River

Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular recreational activities at New River Gorge National River. The rapids range from Class III to Class V. There are a number of commercial outfitters that offer trips to the public. More...