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Plowshares Rapids

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This Class II rapid, also known as Ploughshares Rapids, is located on the upper Upper New River Gorge whitewater rafting segment, just less than a mile-and-a-half downstream of Surprise Rapids. It is the last major rapid on the upper segment, and the upper-segment take-out. The rapids are likely caused by colluvium tumbled down from the flanks of the gorge. The ruins of the ghost town of Sewell and associated communities are located on river-right near, and downstream of, the rapids.

Map: Plowshares Rapids