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Upper Keeney Rapid, Lower New River Gorge

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INFORMATION

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.