The latest report by the National Park Service found that the New River Gorge National Park generated $96.1 million for the state of West Virginia and supported 1,044 jobs.
“This would not be possible without the gracious hospitality and hard work from West Virginians in the gateway communities around the park. From Hinton to Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge and all places in between, residents of the region have been fantastic ambassadors for our state. I look forward to seeing the continued success of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the economic ripple effect that it generates,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito said.
Over 1.5 million people visited the park over the past year. Almost ninety percent of the visitors were from out of state.