RAPID NAME: Rooster Tail
RAPID RATING: Class III
RIVER SECTION: Lower Gauley
Most folks enter this one on the left and follow the current to a nice wave train at the bottom. This rapid derives its name from the feature in the middle of the river at the bottom where water slams into a boulder and creates a spray of water that appears as a funny looking wave from upstream.
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Rooster Tail Rapid at 2800 cfs
Filmed from the left bank, this video describes the features present in Rooster Tail Rapid and includes footage of whitewater rafting through the rapid..