The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 19, 2013

Glade Creek closures announced


— New River Gorge National River is coordinating  service projects during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree with hundreds of Scouts that will provide improved trail access for visitors and community  members.

 The park will host mobility  impaired Scouts with their troops July 19 who will work  alongside park staff to construct accessible fishing, camping, parking and  picnic areas at the popular Glade Creek location in the Middle Gorge.  

 While the NPS is excited to provide  improvements to park recreation sites to local West Virginians and other  visitors who are mobility impaired, preparation and construction at these  locations will cause temporary closures in June and July.

NPS site preparation of locations at Glade Creek  for the service projects are as follows:

Glade Creek – Hamlet Trail Day Use  Area. This project will allow a van accessible  parking space, accessible picnic area and a trail to the bridge.

Closure: June 18-24,  Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open: June  18-24th, Friday through Sunday, and June 25-July 17, full-time.

Hamlet Bridge Expansion for Accessible Fishing. This project will include an expansion from the bridge to allow mobility impaired visitors a place to fish.

Closure: June 18-July 5

Open: July 6-July 17

Glade Creek Trailhead Improvements. This project will provide an accessible parking area, a crosswalk from  the parking space to the trailhead entrance, an accessible picnic area, and an  accessible information kiosk.    

Closure: June 18-July 5, Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open: June  18-July 5, Friday through Sunday and July 6-July  17 full-time.