You Can See It All In The Three Rivers Region!
Visit the mountains and rivers of southern West Virginia, and take in all the sights of the Appalachian high country. You’ll find special places and spectacular views everywhere you look.
One thing our region is famous for are our parks. We have both National and State Parks, all within an easy drive of each other...
- The New River Gorge National Park follows the ancient gorge of the mighty New, and its gate is right here in the Three Rivers Region.
- The Bluestone Dam and Lake offer incredible recreation for water lovers, a peaceful lake above and a wild river below.
- Bluestone State Park has camping, fishing, cabins, a boat launch, and much, much more, just upstream of the railroad town of Hinton.
- Pipestem Resort State Park shows off the wonder of the Three Rivers Region year-round, with the beautiful Bluestone gorge as a backdrop.
What you'll find when you visit our landmarks is plenty natural beauty and American history...
- No visit to the area is complete without a stop at Sandstone Falls, a geologic wonder stretching across the entire New River Gorge.
- The Great Bend Tunnel is the birthplace of the legend of John Henry. The famous story’s setting sits right next to the Big Bend Tunnel, which still carries train traffic today.
- Bluestone National Scenic River connects two state parks and is one of just a handful of federally protected rivers in the country.
- The New River is a landmark in and of itself, with a fascinating cultural and geological history that ties the area to its past and flows toward its future.
There's an easy way to get to know the area- just stop in at one of our museums...
- Railroad history wouldn’t be what it is today without the town of Hinton, and the whole story is on display at the Hinton Railroad Museum.
- The Veterans Memorial Museum, also in Hinton, is a collection of incredible stories and artifacts from the men and women from the Three Rivers Region that have served.
- Other stops, like the Graham House, Saunders House, and Flannigan-Murrell House preserve and promote the art, culture, and history of the Three Rivers Region.