Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge region. Get Active in the Park empowers our community to see outdoor spaces as a place for health and wellness to take place. Together, we can build a stronger and healthier community that sees our public lands and places for health and wellness activities. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through generous support of the Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Foundation.

Together, we provide free, beginner-level instruction to the New River Gorge region in:

  • Yoga
  • Rocking Climbing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Tai Chi
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • River Water Aerobics
  • Full moon hikes
  • Kite flying
  • Fire-fly walks
  • Mountain biking and more – all within your National Parks!

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You can view the National Park Service’s Get Active in the Park web page at

Take a look at one of our Get Active in the Park programs on Youtube. Watch our fly fishing video at

For additional resources visit the Friends of the New River Gorge National River Facebook page at . The Friends of New River Gorge National River, in partnership with the National Park Service, strives to enhance, support, and promote New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.