West Virginia’s New River Gorge Joins The Ranks As America’s Newest National Park

West Virginia’s New River Gorge has long been a favorite sight for locals and tourists alike, and it’s garnered national attention many times before, including its designation as a National River in the 1970s. But in the final days of 2020, it leveled up, joining the ranks as America’s newest National Park: the nation’s 63rd and West Virginia’s first. 

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What do you think of the New River Gorge being upgraded to a National Park? Will you be visiting the gorge anytime soon?

If you’d like to explore the New River Gorge even more, try hiking the Endless Wall Trail or explore the ruins of Nuttallburg.

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