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Pinball Rapids

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Also known as Big Baloney Rapids, this Class II cataract is the first major rapid of the Lower New River Gorge whitewater rafting segment. The Pinball rapid is caused by tributary debris fanning out from Manns Creek, on river-right. The ghost town of Sewell is located on river-right just before the rapids. Many full-day whitewater rafting excursions include a picnic on the long river-right bottom above the rapid and a tour of the ruins of Sewell. Pinball is located approximately one half mile upstream of Upper Railroad Rapids.


Map: Pinball Rapids