New River (West Virginia)

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The New River is a tributary of the Kanawha River, approximately 320 mi (515 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia in the United States.

It rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, near Boone, then flows through southwestern Virginia, and into West Virginia, where it joins the Gauley River to form the Kanawha.

Despite its name, the river is considered by geologists to be one of the oldest rivers in the world, between 10 million and 360 million years old. The river is one of the Heritage Rivers of the United States.

It is the home to many species of fish suitable for fishing including bass, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, or flathead and channel catfish.

The New River is spanned by the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.

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