New River Gorge Area Attractions

New River Gorge CVB

Our whitewater is legendary. Our traditions are celebrated in song. Our events make international news. Our resources built a nation. From world-class whitewater and legendary rock climbing to the heart pounding excitement of Bridge Day and the rich traditions of our many fairs and festivals - it doesn't take long to realize that this is the perfect place for your next reunion.


Summersville CVB

If variety is the spice of life, then make Summersville your top destination. You will find affordable accommodations, a variety of dining options, unique shopping and endless activities. Be sure to visit Summersville Lake, the largest clear water lake in West Virginia and enjoy activities such as swimming, boating, water skiing, fishing and scuba diving. Save time for hiking, biking and walking on trails surrounded by rich history. No matter what the time of year, Summersville is always in season! Call today for a free Visitors Guide.



Located right in heart of the New River Gorge. This is West Virginia’s epicenter for adventure vacations and mountain getaways. Our town is a beautiful blend of old and new, excitement and relaxation, mountain and valley. Voted as one of America's "Coolest Small Towns", Fayetteville offers unique shopping and dinning opportunities.
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West Virginia Explorer

Follow roads less traveled into West Virginia and some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes. Thousands of pages of detailed information are included in this online, mobile-ready guide that's designed to allow explorers to blaze their own trails through forgotten and little-known territory while not forsaking the must-see attractions. Join the site, and share your experiences online. Mountain trails, historic towns, and whitewater rivers await.

Lost World Caverns
Cave Exploration in West VirginiaIf you're looking for a more bold adventure, join us for a guided wild cave expedition into the deepest, darkest depths where few have gone before.
See over a mile of passageways and spectacular formations not accessible to the general public. Knowledgeable guides will assist those with no prior caving experience or average fitness level to have the adventure of a lifetime.


New River Jetboats

All aboard! This activity is great for all age groups.

Meet Captain Rick and ride "Miss M. Rocks," a covered 21-foot jet boat, from the Hawks Nest State Park marina to see the New River Gorge Bridge, towering 876 feet above the river. It's the perfect boat ride for the entire family and the best view of the bridge.

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe is a four-season mountain playground with 11,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness that offers countless opportunities for outdoor recreation, while our beautiful mountaintop Village offers the convenience and amenities you crave. In the winter months, Snowshoe is home to the best skiing and snowboarding in the Mid-Atlantic and southeast with an elevation of 4848’, 1500’ vertical drop and 255 skiable acres. The summer transforms the mountain to a world-class mountain biking destination, home to amazing summer events such as the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival and fun outdoor activities for the whole family. You Belong Up Here.


Visit Tamarack's tranquil, breathtaking showcase of West Virginia handcrafts, where local artisans create works of art right before your eyes and The Greenbrier managed food court serves memorable meals and mouth-watering desserts.
Demonstrations, book signings, musical performances, gallery exhibits and special events make every day a holiday. Experience TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia.


Wild Blue Adventure Company

West Virginia's premier aerial adventure center. Experience the thrill of flight in an open-cockpit WWII biplane and see the New River Gorge as you never imagined it. Whether you want a smooth as silk, straight and level flight or an action packed air combat mission, we can tailor the flight to meet your needs. All major credit cards accepted.



Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse
West Virginia’s Only Lighthouse overlooking Summersville Lake & Gauley River National Recreation Area. Visitors can climb a heart pounding 122 steps (the equivalent of a ten story building!) to see unparalleled views of West Virginia’s Largest Lake. Summersville Lake Retreat has deluxe cabins, camping and boat rentals where incredible scenery and warm hospitality meet.

Mountain Air Productions

Mountain Air Productions LLC (MAP) is an Event Development, Promotion and Management Company based in Southern West Virginia. MAP specializes in world-class events and competitions in a variety of outdoor venues; including whitewater competition, mountain bike competition and trail running. With over 20 years of experience in event development and management, specifically on the New & Gauley Rivers and the surrounding areas, MAP has developed partnerships with the controlling agencies including: National Park Service, Department of Natural Resources and Corps of Engineers and the Division of Tourism. MAP’s founder and director Donnie Hudspeth, has 27 years experience working directly in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry in West Virginia.

Donnie Hudspeth - Director

New River Gorge Area Lodging

(sometimes we are maxed out, but have no fear - these places are close by!)

Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center
Our cozy and warm hotel is perfect for almost any visitor. Whether you’re in search of Meeting Room venues for your next corporate retreat, or are looking for comfortable accommodations for your upcoming outdoor adventure, The Holiday Lodge Hotel & Conference Center in Oak Hill West Virginia is the place for you! We have ample Meeting Space, fantastic fitness facilities, an indoor pool and hot tub, delicious restaurants, and not to mention our proximity to great attractions like the New and Gauley River Rapids!

Hemlock Haven Cabins
Hemlock Haven offers brand new luxury log cabins nestled on 26 private acres. Each of the 4 cabins sits on over 2 acres by itself so privacy and relaxation is assured. The amenities include a 6-person outdoor hot tub, stone fireplace, satellite TV, complete kitchen, washer and dryer, gas grill, fire pit and much more. Each cabin is dog-friendly offering a fenced yard just outside the kitchen door.

Quality Inn
Enjoy the comfort of New River Gorge country’s most convenient motel. Our bar and grill, outdoor pool, basketball and tennis courts, hi-speed internet and convenient laundry services mean you'll never want to leave. Just 3 minutes from the New River Gorge Canyon Rim Visitor Center and centrally located to all the attractions in our area, our friendly staff can help make your stay one to remember.

The Cabins at Pine Haven
The Cabins at Pine Haven are located just South of Beckley, WV, and are a great place to come and relax or enjoy activities like skiing at Winterplace, rafting near Fayetteville, golfing, fishing the New River and watching Theatre WV outdoor drama at Grandview National Park. We currently have two pet friendly cabins: The Snow Drift (2 bedrooms) and Beckley Old #9 (1 bedroom.) Please specify if you need a pet friendly cabin when you make a reservation.

Summersville Lake Retreat
Climb West Virginia’s Only Lighthouse overlooking Summersville Lake & Gauley River National Recreation Area. Visitors can climb a heart pounding 122 steps (the equivalent of a ten story building!) to see unparalleled views of West Virginia’s Largest Lake. Summersville Lake Retreat has deluxe cabins, camping and boat rentals where incredible scenery and warm hospitality meet.

New River Cabins
Centrally located 4 minutes from the New River and 20 minutes from the Gauley River, in the heart of rafting country and close to National Parks. Newly built in 2009 in a wooded area, our fully furnished cabins sleep up to 8, have kitchenettes, TV, DVD, Air/Heat, all linens, full bathrooms, bar-b-que/fire rings, picnic tables and are Pet- Friendly.


Via Air is now offering amazing flight specials for folks in Charlotte and St. Augustine, plus more places! Be sure to check them out and spend less time traveling and more time rafting.




O.A.R.S. was the first exclusively oar-powered rafting company permitted to operate trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Through four decades in the adventure travel industry, they have become the largest and most diverse family of river-based adventure travel companies in North America, operating on over 1230 miles of rivers in the continental U.S. In addition to their signature Grand Canyon trips, they offer adventure vacations in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, as well as in British Columbia, Chile, Galapagos, Fiji, Baja and Peru. The heart and soul of O.A.R.S.—from president and founder George Wendt to the more than 300 dedicated guides and employees on their team—is that they are all genuinely invested in every passenger, every trip and every lifetime memory.