QUINNIMONT, WV (LOOTPRESS) – New River Gorge National Park & Preserve has expanded the area closure within the park out of an abundance of caution due to the Steep Valley Fire.
According to park officials, the original closure order which included War Ridge Campground and its access road has been expanded.
The new closure order now includes all National Park Service lands bounded by the New River on the south and west to the town of Quinnimont, due east along State Highway 41 to the intersection of Backus-Red Spring road, then continues directly south to the CSX railroad right of way at the river.
This expansion of the closure order is being implemented out of an abundance of caution for firefighter safety. The remainder of the park is open for normal hours of operation.
Should fire activity and conditions change, park management will reassess for any needs to adjust park operations.
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