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Patrick county, Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     11.5 miles
  The natural beauty of Patrick County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Mount Airy, as you can see on the road map further down. The Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville stretch of Dan River in Patrick County is 11.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. This stretch has enough mileage
    for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are so
many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville stretch is just one of many. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The average Virginia whitewater  
rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Pilot Mountain State Park revitalizes the soul, and you'll perhaps meet some people from Claudville here. You absolutely have to fancy the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kibler Valley is in the vicinity of Dan River and is positively a great location to stop by, and if the weather is glorious, you can go for a hike along the Run Trail. This is such a wonderful river. At Dan River during the months of summer highs are in the 80's.

Dan River, Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Dan River.
 Whitewater Near Dan River:
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville)
Dan River, Stokes County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 58 to US Route 221)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Ararat River, Surry County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (US Route 221 to New River)
Dan River, Stokes County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Smith River, Patrick County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Dan River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 99 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Hotels Near Dan River:
Comfort Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Pilot Mountain, Pilot Mountain , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Mt Airy, Mount Airy , 14 miles away
Knights Inn Mt Airy-Mayberry, Mount Airy , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNT AIRY, Mount Airy , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Meadows Of Dan Campground, Meadows Of Dan, 6 miles away
Willville Bike Camp, Meadows Of Dan, 6 miles away
Blue Ridge Pkwy - Rocky Knob, Woolwine, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Dan River:
Run Trail, Patrick , 8 miles away
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 17 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 17 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 18 miles away
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 57 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 15 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Olde Mill Golf Resort, Laurel Fork , 7 miles away
Primland Resort, Meadows Of Dan , 7 miles away
Mt Airy Country Club, Mount Airy , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 6 miles away

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