West Virginia National Parks


Appalachian NST
Park brochure for Appalachian NST
Park Map
Synopsis: Scenic trail that runs from Maine to Georgia
Stamp Location: Available at the trail conference headquarters in Harpers Ferry. Call 304.535.6331 for directions or ask at Harpers Ferry NHP visitor center for information. Stamp is also available in the lower town information center. See also Virginia and New Jersey for additional locations.
Park stamp for Appalachian NST
Bluestone NSR
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects preserves relatively unspoiled land in southern West Virginia and contains natural and historic features of the Appalachian plateau.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at any of the New River Gorge NR VCs. See separate listing for directions.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP
Park brochure for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves historic canal built to allow shipping between Washington and Pittsburgh.
Stamp Location: Harper’s Ferry NHP visitor center. See also Maryland and D.C. for addition stamp locations.
Park stamp for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP
Gauley River NRA
Park brochure for Gauley River NRA
Park Map
Synopsis: Park features scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at any of the New River Gorge NR VCs. See separate listing for directions.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Harpers Ferry NHP
Park brochure for Harpers Ferry NHP
Park Map
Synopsis: Several American themes are explored here, including slavery (and the many facets there of) and industry. The lower town portion has also been carefully re-constructed to reflect the early 1800s. The park covers three states and is the only park outside of Yellowstone that does that.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located at the visitor center, just west of Harper’s Ferry on US 340. The stamp is also available in the lower town information center. During the summer months you have to take a shuttle into town as it gets very crowded and there is limited parking.
Park stamp for Harper's Ferry NHP
New River Gorge NR
Park brochure for New River Gorge NR
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects a rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the Canyon Rim VC just east of Fayetteville on US 19, the NR headquarters in Glen Jean off SR 16 (just off US 19), the Thurmond Depot VC (open seasonally) at the end of road from park headquarters, the Grand View VC (open seasonally)near the end of SR 9 and at the Sandstone VC just off I-64 near Sandstone.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Wheeling NHA
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Throughout the 19th century, Wheeling served as the “Crossroads of America”, playing an important role in the settlement of the Nation. Transportation is a major theme.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the City Visitor Center at Main & 14th Sts and at the Artisan’s Center across the street from the City Visitor Center in Wheeling.
Park stamp not obtained yet