About Friends

Friends of New River Gorge National River was incorporated in 2003, and revitalized in 2016 as an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Friends of New River Gorge National River works to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural beauty, features, ecological systems, cultural and historical heritage of New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.

Our Purpose

  • Support the management of the National Parks of Southern West Virginia
  • Enhance education, interpretive, and research opportunities
  • Increase public awareness, enjoyment, and appreciation of park resources
  • Provide support and assistance in constructing and improving park facilities

Go to the park webpages to learn more about New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.