New River Gorge National Reserve spans a total area of about 72,800 acres of land that is located 50 miles from the New River which, is situated between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville in southern West Virginia. The park was authorized on November 10, 1978, and is under the management of the National Park Service.
Several attractions lure visitors to the New River Gorge National Reserve. First of all, the rugged whitewater river that flows northward through deep canyons is a magnificent sight to behold. The New River is also among the oldest rivers on the continent, which is an interesting fact to note.
Secondly, the free-flowing river creates one of the most beautiful whitewater rivers in the eastern United States from Bluestone Dam to Gauley Bridge, dropping about 750 feet in 50 miles. Third, there is also an abundance of scenic, natural, historic, and recreational attractions to the national reserve.
Activities that visitors to the park can get to enjoy include camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, fishing, and hunting. These recreational activities are facilitated by several conveniences in the park that include campgrounds, restrooms, cabin rental, boardwalks, museum/exhibit, visitor centers, and a picnic area.
Dogs are allowed into Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area although it must be mentioned that dogs may prevent dog owners from fully experiencing all areas of the park. More specifically, tail-waggers are restricted from entering any park building, including the visitors center and museum/exhibit areas.
Furthermore, in areas of the park that dogs and their owners are allowed to visit, it is expected that a leash will be used at all times. If a leash is not used, then the dog owner is expected to keep their pooch in a secure enclosure. Also, dog owners are expected to immediately clean up after their doggie.