The New River flows north for over 250 miles from its origination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and snakes through the mountains, rolling hills, and farmland in Virginia, and then rolls on to the steep gorges of West Virginia’s coal country. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of New River Blueway is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of this ancient river and surrounding areas. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map highlights key areas of interest including Mount Jefferson State Natural Area; New River Trail State Park; Shot Tower Historic Park; and New River, Bluestone, and Claytor Lake state parks. A detailed inset of New River Gorge is provided in the print version of this map.
An informative summary of each park, as well as outfitter and agency contact information is included as well. Many recreation features are noted, including campgrounds, canoe access, boat launches, trailheads, rental cabins, and areas for skiing, swimming, and fishing. The map base includes contour lines, shaded relief, and elevations for summits.
Other features found on this map include: Blacksburg, Blue Ridge, Bluestone Lake, Boone, Claytor Lake, Clinch Mountain, East River, Flat Top Mountain, Greenbrier River, Iron Mountains, Jefferson National Forest, Lick Mountain, Mount Rogers, Mountain Lake Wilderness, New River Gorge, Peters Mountain, Sinking Creek, Stone Mountains.