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This comprehensive 4 day guide has you rafting & exploring your way through New River Gorge National Park. 

This New River Gorge National Park Itinerary will take you to:
-River Float with River Expeditions  
-White Water Rafting with River Expeditions  
-Scenic Overlooks 
-Endless Wall Trail 
-Canyon Rim Visitor Center 

Where the New River Gorge Itinerary Goes:

  1.          12-pages of expert advice to help you navigate your New River Gorge National Park trip and maximize your experience. This guide includes recommended rafting, hikes, overlooks, things to do in New River Gorge National Park. It also includes recommendations of where to stay near the park. 


July 2024 

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How this Itinerary will help you

-Plan your days perfectly to see the best highlights of New River Gorge in a short 4 day trip 

-Exact location of each attraction, estimated length of time to spend there.

-Best time of year for the recommended things to see and do in New River Gorge National Park. 

-Recommended activities, including links to tickets & costs, how long to allot to experience it.

-Recommended dining options 

-Distance and travel time between locations.

How to get there


This guide recommends staying at River Expeditions, a rafting outfitter and lodging company. They have accommodations ranging from luxury cabins to campgrounds. If you plan to book rafting adventures with them (and you should!) the bus leaves directly from their property. Otherwise the closest towns are Fayetteville and Oak Hill. 

Where should I stay near New River Gorge National Park?

Although this itinerary is just a quick 4 day snapshot, it is free so you can use it as a guide to make your stay in New River Gorge National Park longer by adding to it.

What if I want to spend more time in  New River Gorge National Park?

New River Gorge is in mountains of West Virginia so even the closest airports require a lot of driving. The closest airport is in Charleston (1 hr away) - West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW), this is a smaller airport with not a lot of flight options. The closest major airports are Columbus, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, or Charlotte and they all require 3.5- 4 hrs of driving. 

What are the closest airports to New River Gorge National Park?

Yes, you do need a vehicle in order to drive between attractions. 

Do you need a car in New River Gorge?

New River Gorge National Park F.A.Q.

This itinerary breaks down everything in one PDF guide. The itinerary adds even more value by planning every detail of a 4 day trip to New River Gorge so all you have to do is truly book it, show up and enjoy the trip. We learn a lot on our trips about things that were worth it, things we wish we did, and the optimal route to take if we could do it over. You benefit from those learnings with this itinerary! Our podcast episodes give you highlights but not to the level of detail you’ll find within our itinerary. 

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