Has anyone not heard that the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park is one of the best places on Earth to paddle or float? Or that the New River Gorge National River has one of the best one-day whitewater paddles in the National Park System? If you’ve heard of those, and other iconic paddling spots in the park system, perhaps you are looking for something new, and not so thick with other boats that you’ll slap each other’s paddles. Let us offer you some suggestions, in no specific order.
New River Gorge National River
The National Park Service invites members of the public who have an interest in climbing at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area in West Virginia to a listening session at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing, West Virginia, on Saturday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
Greetings, Mr. Trump, and congratulations. On Friday you take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. If perhaps you have been following the National Parks Traveler, you know that many people have already made up their minds. You will be a disaster for the national parks. As a businessman you will demand that the parks “make money,” and if they don’t help give them away.
Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.
National Park Service Superintendent Trish Kicklighter says that as crews continue to assess flood impacts to campgrounds, parking lots, boat launches, beaches, roads, and trails at New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area, a few additional closures have been added to the West Virginia sites.
Springtime brings warmer temperatures to West Virginia, great river-running opportunities at New River Gorge National River, and the park's 13th annual wildflower weekend.
Staff at New River Gorge National River hope to eradicate 28 miles of illegal trails created by off-road vehicle use, an activity that is not allowed within the West Virginia park.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Pews, chairs, choir benches, chairs, and tables that were stolen from the historic Baptist "black church" in Quinnimont within the New River Gorge National River have been recovered by the National Park Service, which also has identified some suspects behind the thefts.
Thieves Make Off With Pews, Choir Benches, Chairs From Baptist Church In New River Gorge National River
Pews, choir benches, chairs and tables were among a number of items recently stolen from the historic Baptist "black church" in Quinnimont that stands within New River Gorge National River in West Virginia.