Southern West Virginia's playground
Scenic gorges, natural beauty and legendary adventure at the New River Gorge, Summersville Lake and Gauley River National Recreation Area. Explore these areas with us or on your own—we promise you won't be disappointed.
There’s more to the New River Gorge National River than natural beauty. Beginning in the late 1800s and continuing through the middle of the 20th century, the New River Gorge produced the energy needed to power America through the Industrial Revolution, two World Wars and beyond.
If you want to step off the beaten path, the Gauley River is unparalleled. Twenty-five miles of free-flowing Gauley River and six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.