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This Is America's Newest National Park, And Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting


The country roads will take one to the place their vacation belongs in West Virginia. Here one will find America's newest national park, the stunning New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. It stretches for some 53 miles along the river just downstream of Hinton. This national park is dominated by the ancient river and its massive canyons.

The national park is one of the most beautiful regions of the Appalachians and is famous for being one of the best places in the United States for whitewater rafting. The New River is rather confusingly named as it is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the Americas.

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