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West Virginia's New River Gorge Is The Country's Newest National Park04:45
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View from the North Overlook at the Grandview area of New River Gorge. (Courtesy)
View from the North Overlook at the Grandview area of New River Gorge. (Courtesy)

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, in West Virginia, is the country's newest national park. The designation was included in the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed in December.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks to Lizzie Watts, superintendent of the New River Gorge National Park, about what makes the area remarkable.

The largest waterfall on the entire New River is Sandstone Falls. (Gary Hartley)
The largest waterfall on the entire New River is Sandstone Falls. (Gary Hartley)
Superintendent Lizzie Watts stands in front of the new sign at park headquarters. (Courtesy)
Superintendent Lizzie Watts stands in front of the new sign at park headquarters. (Courtesy)
The New River Gorge Bridge is 876 feet above the New River on the Lower Gorge. (Courtesy)
The New River Gorge Bridge is 876 feet above the New River on the Lower Gorge. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on February 22, 2021.

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