Flora and fauna
Visitor information centers
- 1 Canyon Rim Visitor Center, 162 Visitor Center Rd, Lansing, ☏ . 9AM-5PM, daily.
- 2 Sandstone Visitor Center, 330 Meadow Creek Rd, Sandstone, ☏ .
Fees and permits
Great rock climbing, rafting, and hiking.
The Canyon Rim and Sandstone visitor centers have book stores.
- 1 New River Campgound, 11218 Midland Trail, Gauley Bridge,, ☏ . Check-out: noon. RV park and campground located on the banks of the New River between Charleston and Lewisburg along US 60. $27.
Driving to New River Gorge from the north takes you through Summersville, WV which is a known “speed trap town” looking to ticket out of state drivers going any amount over the speed limit. Summersville is not the only town in the area known for this, so make sure to watch your speed! The area is marked by a rapid drop from 65 to 50 mph on route 19, but signage will help you identify when you’re getting close.