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Old Nasty Rapids

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New River passes through Old Nasty Rapids below Fayette.

The last rapid of the Lower New River Gorge whitewater rafting run, this Class III fall is likely formed by debris fallen from the flanks of the gorge. The rapid is located approximately three quarters of a mile downstream of Flea Flicker Rapids. Beyond Old Nasty, the New River enters Hawks Nest Lake and Hawks Nest State Park, and its whitewater-rafting run ends, though downstream of the lake the river emerges in a diminished form, called "The Drys" which features Class III-V rapids, appropriate only for kayaking.


Map: Old Nasty Rapids