New River Gorge National River visitor center hours change

Visitor center hours have changed for the season at West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River, the National Park Service said. (Courtesy: WSAZ)
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GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Visitor center hours have changed for the season at West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River, the National Park Service said.

Sandstone Visitor Center was closed Monday and will remain closed through the spring.

Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s days.

All other park facilities are open through the winter including campgrounds, parking lots, boat launches, roads and most trails, the park said in a news release.

The park is normally open 24 hours a day, but some areas may be closed temporarily due to hazardous conditions such as snow or ice. Long-term and most temporary closures are posted on the park’s webpage under “Alerts,” or on social media platforms.