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-Fun Facts-
*New River Gorge National Park encompasses 70,000 acres alongside 53 miles of the New River in West Virginia. 
*The New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world, cutting through the Appalachian Plateau. It’s even older than the Appalachian Mountains themselves!
*Dropping 750 feet in elevation in 50 miles, the New River is one of the country’s renowned areas for whitewater rafting and kayaking. 
Where to stay?
Army Camp at New River Gorge National Park Like all of the RV camping in New River Gorge National Park, Army Camp is primitive camping, with no hookups and limited restroom facilities. But there are plenty of opportunities for disconnecting and enjoying nature!
Babcock State Park Next on the list of RV parks near New River Gorge National Park RV sites is Babcock State Park. Located north of New River Gorge National Park, this park offers electrical hookups.
Little Beaver State Park This small state park to the south of New River Gorge National Park features an 18-acre lake popular for fishing. Campground amenities include a large bathhouse with laundry facilities.
When to visit? 
Winter Plan to bundle up if you visit New River Gorge National Park between December and February when the average high temperature might be 40 degrees Fahrenheit in Beckley, West Virginia.
Spring With snow runoff in the spring, the New River will be rushing fast—which can be exhilarating to watch (just keep water safety in mind). Spring also brings wildflowers.
Summer months bring the warmest temperatures of the season; the average high temperature in July is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. But, July also brings the most rain—an average of about five inches of precipitation.  
Fall September is a glorious time to visit New River Gorge National Park, with a seasonal high temperature around 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures start to drop a bit more in October.  
Things to do?
Go whitewater rafting: A number of commercial outfitters offer guided rafting trips on the New and Gauley Rivers.
Hit the trails: Hiking trails throughout the park range from a quarter-mile to seven miles long, short nature trails to longer, steeper treks
Toss in a line: Fishing opportunities abound in New River Gorge National Park. Anglers might catch bass, walleye, bluegill, carp or catfish
To see where you could visit New River Gorge National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 30/06/2021

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