Welcome to New River Gorge National River
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*An ancient river of intriguing geology and form *Extraordinary scenic beauty *An unusual diversity of plants and animals *An irreplaceable memory of American mines and railroads *Superb recreation, especially fishing and boating.
In the words of Congress, New River Gorge National Rive was established; “for the purpose of conversing and interpreting outstanding, natural, scenic, and historic values and objects in and around the New River Gorge and preserving as a free-flowing stream an important segment of the New River in West Virginia for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.” Public Las 95-625, November 10, 1978.
Natural, scenic, and historic---a free-flowing stream---New River Gorge National River, part of a nationwide system of parks preserving American’s heritage.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is November 10, 1978.
Location. 38° 4.212′ N, 81° 4.56′ W. Marker is in Lansing, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Visitor Center Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Canyon Rim Visitor Center New River Gorge National River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lansing WV 25862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New River Gorge Scenic Drives (a few steps from this marker); The Deceptive Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); New River (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail to Bridge Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); New River Gorge Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.