Encompasses 70,000 acres between Hinton & Hawks Nest State Park. Created to conserve & protect 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. Visitors Centers are Canyon Rim (304-574-2115), on US 19 just north of Fayetteville & Sandstone (304-466-9192), at Exit 139 on I-64. Visitor information stations are also open during summer months from 12-5 at Grandview & 10 - 5 at Thurmond Depot. Call for hiking & biking trail information.