Fayetteville, West Virginia, area home to world class rapids and a new national park

Fayetteville, West Virginia, is one of the coolest small towns in America that most people have never heard of. Located in the heart of the New River Gorge -- home to the nation's newest national park, a designation bestowed upon the gorge in December 2020 -- Fayetteville is bound to be discovered by the masses. Here's what to do when you see it for yourself.

  photo  West Virginia Department of Tourism photo / Rafting on the Gauley River