August 24, 2019
Upper Keeney Rapid, Lower New River Gorge
SELECT A RAPID BELOW
RAPID NAME: Upper Keeney
RAPID RATING: Class III
RIVER SECTION: Lower New River Gorge - Cunard To Fayette Station
Upper Keeney is the first rapid in a of a trio of rapids known as the Keeneys. This class III rapid is marked by a huge boulder known as “whale rock” visible from a few hundred yards upstream. Enter this rapid right of whale rock and either drive behind into the eddy or follow the current down to Middle Keeney.