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Keeney Creek

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Keeney's Creek tumbles through its gorge

Also spelled Keeney's Creek or Kenney's Creek, this swiftly falling tributary of the New River joins the latter stream within the New River Gorge, in Fayette County, WV. The lower .75 miles of Keeney Creek is a difficult-but-popular kayaking stream, rated Class V+ with an average gradient of 600 feet per mile. The creek lent its name to the village of Keeney's Creek, a mining operation located at its mouth. A branch line of of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad used the gorge of Keeney's Creek to ascend into the surrounding tablelands near present-day Lookout, WV.