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North Carolina whitewater, Dan River

Stokes county, Route 89 to Route 1652 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     10.4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The put-in location is a short drive from Winston-Salem, as you can see on the road map further down. The Route 89 to Route 1652 section of Dan River in North Carolina is 10.4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section
    by American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Route 89 to Route 1652 section is
just one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not  
pack your camp stove too. The nature scenery of North Carolina and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Hanging Rock Trail; you'll meet a lot of folks from Danbury here. Dan River is near Hanging Rock State Park which is a charming spot, and there's good hiking along the Cascade Trail. This river is so wonderful. All through the days of summer highs here at Dan River get into the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. For the period of the winter the highs are usually in the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Dan River.

Dan River, Route 89 to Route 1652 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Dan River.
 Whitewater Near Dan River:
Dan River, Stokes County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Dan River, Stokes County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Snow Creek, Stokes County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.9 miles long (Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
South Mayo River, Henry/ Rockingham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Virginia Route 695 to Mayo River)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Mayo River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359)
North Mayo, Henry/ Patrick County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.3 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
 Ski Areas Near Dan River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 89 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 90 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Dan River:
Carolina Marina, Stokesdale , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Dan River:
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES WINSTON-SALEM UNIVERSITY AREA, Winston-Salem , 13 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Winston Salem, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Winston Salem, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
Quality Inn University, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
Days Inn Winston Salem North, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, 1 miles away
Sunset Park Campground, Walnut Cove, 3 miles away
Moores Springs Campground on the Dan River, Westfield, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Dan River:
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 3 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 4 miles away
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 4 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 53 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 2 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Hemlock Golf Course, Walnut Cove , 7 miles away
Stonewall Golf Course, Germanton , 8 miles away
Riverview Golf Course, Pine Hall , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 13 miles away
Belews Lake, Rockingham , 14 miles away
Crystal Lake, Forsyth , 16 miles away

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