National Park Service Sites in West Virginia

The New River Gorge National River is one of only 15 so-designated rivers in the United States. The National Scenic River and Wild & Scenic River designations are different, somehow. In this case the dichotomy disappeared when the property became the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in February 2021.

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is a network of National Park Service sites spread across all the states with tributary streams that feed into Chesapeake Bay.

Harpers Ferry played a large role before and during the Civil War, and the National Historic Park there has preserved a lot of the old buildings that figure highly in that story.

New River Gorge Bridge
New River Gorge Bridge

Photo of John Brown's Fort courtesy of Joy Schoenberger, CCA 3.0 License
Photo of Paw Paw Tunnel courtesy of Brian M. Powell, CCA 3.0 License
Photo of New River Gorge Bridge courtesy of A.E. Crane