Bubble Rock Rapid

Bubble Rock Rapid on the Gauley River in West Virginia

Bubble Rock Rapid is named for the smooth, round boulder on the right side of the river that is barely pouring over at Autumn release levels (2800 cfs). There is a four-foot drop directly behind it, and if you paddle real hard at it you can ramp your kayak off of the top and get some air time.

The bubble rock can be accessed by entering on the right. There are also routes through the center of the rapid, or you can take your chances on the left in the Tunnel of Love however be careful not to pin in the entrance of the slot.

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Tunnel of Love at 650 cfs