New River Gorge National River consists one of West Virginia's heritage. It was established as a unit of the national park system. It is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Southern West Virginia, including over 72808 ac (295 km²) of land along 53 mi (85 km) of the New River from Bluestone Dam to Hawks Nest State Park.
Visiting New River Gorge National River will make you feel completely out of the ordinary. Being one of the oldest and most famous rivers in the continent, it gives you the opportunity to witness the natural and marine beauty as well. In this spot you will never get bored, as several activities can be exercised. So, choose Whitewater kayaking and discover the deepest river of Appalachian Mountains.
The waters provide a range of riverine hydrologic features including backwaters, pools, glides, cascades, riffles, shoals, torrents, chutes, rapids and waterfalls. The river is also a highly productive aquatic system, including distinct populations of native fish and mussels. Within the park, the river features two different characters. The upper (southern) part of the river consists primarily of long pools and easy rapids up to Class III. The lower (northern) section of the river, commonly known as ” the Lower Gorge ” provides colossal rapids ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V.
In this part of the river you can feel the adrenaline at the highest level, since the currents are powerful and some of them are prevented by large boulders. After your amazing activity, you can explore every hidden part of West Virginia’s heritage.