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North Carolina whitewater, Dan River

Stokes county, Schoolfield dam to Route 773 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     8 miles
  The Schoolfield dam to Route 773 stretch of Dan River in Stokes County is 8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from
    near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Danville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system,
there are a few others too. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but  
do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Danville love to come to Dan River. The high level of precipitation makes Dan River a rather wet place. The wettest month of the year is generally July, that's the one that rains the most while January is frequently the driest month. For the period of the summer months at Dan River highs are typically in the 80's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's with temperatures at Dan River dipping down into the 20's through winter nights.

Dan River, Schoolfield dam to Route 773 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Dan River.
 Whitewater Near Dan River:
Dan River, Rockingham County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (Route 2145 Bridge to Route 2309)
Dan River, Stokes County, 1 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Schoolfield dam to Route 773)
Reedy Fork Creek, Guilford County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.1 miles long (Route 2732 to North Carolina Route 61 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Dan River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 81 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Dan River:
Astoria Hotel Danville West, Danville , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Danville , 2 miles away
Super 8 Danville VA, Danville , 2 miles away
Courtyard Danville, Danville , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Danville, Danville , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Sleepy Hollow Lake & Campground, Keeling, 10 miles away
White Oak Mt Wildlife Management Area, Blairs, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 38 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Danville Golf Club, Danville , 2 miles away
Goodyear Golf Club, Danville , 4 miles away
Laurel, Danville , 5 miles away

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