RAPID NAME: Junkyard
RAPID RATING: Class III
RIVER SECTION: Lower Gauley
Another scenic rapid with sheer walls rising from the water on the right bank, Junkyard Rapid is the last of the major rapids at the tip of Koontz Bend. There are lines down both the left and right sides of the rapid. The right line begins through a narrow slot, then finishes with nice waves. The left line is quicker, but beware of the flat undercut on the left bank.
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Junkyard Rapid at 2800 cfs
Filmed from the right bank at the bottom of the rapid, this video describes the features present in Junkyard Rapid and includes footage of whitewater rafting through the rapid..