Meadow View Rapid

whitewater rafting on the left side of Meadow View Rapid on the Gauley River in West Virginia

Below Hungry Mother, the river pools up for a bit and straightens its course. At this point, you will be able to see a good distance downstream to the Gauley's confluence with the Meadow River. Meadow View Rapid is located a short distance upstream of the confluence and there are a variety of lines from which to choose.

This rapid is also called Suckers Go Right by rafters because it is really easy to pin a raft over there in a slot against the right bank. Most rafters will enter on the left, pick their way through the rocks, and drop over a ledge at the bottom.

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Meadow View Rapid at 2800 cfs