5-7 May 2023   
16TH Annual 

Whitewater Whirl!

a mini dance vacation in WV's New River Gorge Scenic Recreation Area

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New River CVB

The New River Gorge Convention and Visitor Bureau has a comprehensive listings for area lodging, food, and adventure options.  This CVB is a great information resource for the New River Gorge area.



The Store (convenience store)

is on Route 16. Exit the park and go to T intersection of Fayette County Park Road and Rt 16. Turn left on Rt 16. Then almost immediately look on the left for The Store. 

Little General (convience store)

is in Fayetteville. As soon as you start up the hill into town, look for it just past the drive-thru bank and the Pizza Hut on your left.

Daniel’s Market (grocery) 

is in Fayetteville. Take 16 S to US-19, cross 19 and head into town. Turn R at 1st light, then take 1st left and you’re there. 

Kroger (supermarket) 

is on US-19 3-1/2 miles S of Fayetteville in the strip mall on your right. You’ll see the Super 8 Motel just off the highway near your end of the drive serving the mall.


Fayetteville has several restaurants all with good food, all informal atmosphere.

*** Listed by distance from the Whiteswater Whirl 

Cathedral Cafe (Fayetteville) - Breakfast, lunch, and also dinner on the weekends. Good food, full coffee bar, no alcohol, good desserts, inexpensive to moderate, great ambiance, popular with both the outdoor crowd and local bizness types. The vegetable panini sandwich is hard to beat.

Pies N Pints (Fayetteville) - Gourmet, thin-crust pizzas, salads, sandwiches and good microbrews.

Secret Sadwich Society (Fayetteville) - 

Los Vaquaros (Fayetteville)

Gumbo's (Fayetteville) - Good beer

Elliot's Whitewater Bar & Grill (Fayetteville)

Dirty Ernie’s (Fayetteville) - ribs & mainly domestic beer, peanut shells on the floor)

The Sedona - Bbest food according to locals. On the other side of the Gorge,

Adventures on the Gorge (Lansing)

Smokey's On the George (Lansing)

Chetty's Pub (Lansing, at Class VI River Runners) - Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, hand-cut fries. Beer too. Watch the video of the latest raft trip on the big screen with those that experienced it first-hand. Located on the Gorge rim. Deck has a great Gorge view.

Tamarac: The Best of West Virginia (Beckley)

Hawks Nest State Park Restaurant (Hawks Nest)

Location / contact info at New River George CVB web site


To get to Fayetteville from Whitewater Whirl

  • Leave the park and continue till the road ends at a T intersection (Rt. 16).
  • Turn right onto Rt. 16 and go 4 miles uphill to the light at US-19.
  • Cross the highway and you're now on Court Street, the main drag. head up into town.
  • There's a money machine at the Fayette County Bank, just ahead on your left.

Update: 2017-11-17