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Fayette Station Rapids

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Fayette Station Bridge, c.1900

Also known as Wolf Creek Rapids, this Class IV cataract on New River is the result of alluvial debris deposited by Wolf Creek, at river left. The rapids are a quarter mile downstream of the restored Fayette Station Bridge and a quarter mile upstream of the lofty New River Gorge Bridge. The rapids are nearly three quarters of a mile downstream of Thread-The-Needle. This three-quarter-mile breather allows paddlers time to enjoy the unfolding panorama of the New River Gorge Bridge. The rapids take their name for the station formerly located along the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad at Fayette, WV.


WVAMAPS Map: Fayette Station Rapids