River Gorge National Park encompasses 70,000 acres alongside 53 miles of
the New River in West Virginia.
New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world, cutting through the
Appalachian Plateau. It’s even older than the Appalachian Mountains
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
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
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
Little Beaver State
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?
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.
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
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.
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
Things to do?
whitewater rafting: A number of commercial outfitters offer guided rafting trips on
the New and Gauley Rivers.
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