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North Carolina whitewater, Dan River

Patrick Stokes county, Route 773 to Route 1432 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     12.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The starting point is not too far from Mount Airy, as you can see on the road map further down. There's camping available near Dan River. You might be into whitewater rafting or
    kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This stretch of Dan River in North Carolina is 12.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section.
Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Hanging Rock State Park when you're here at Dan River is never a bad idea; close by you come across
the Run Trail which is a delightful hiking trail. During your visit to Dan River you'll meet some folks from Claudville for sure. Going for a hike on the Moores Knob Trail is always a great adventure. A visit to Pilot Mountain State Park when you're here at Dan River is a splendid idea. Dan River gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. May is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is January. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Dan River. Summer overnight lows descend down to the 50's. Highs all through the wintertime are frequently in the 40's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Dan River temperatures descend to the 20's.

Dan River, Route 773 to Route 1432 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, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Dan River, Stokes County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Dan River, Patrick County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
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, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 58 to US Route 221)
Dan River, Stokes County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
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 , 76 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Dan River:
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Pilot Mountain, Pilot Mountain , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Mt Airy, Mount Airy , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNT AIRY, Mount Airy , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Meadows Of Dan Campground, Meadows Of Dan, 9 miles away
Willville Bike Camp, Meadows Of Dan, 10 miles away
Moores Springs Campground on the Dan River, Westfield, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Dan River:
Run Trail, Patrick , 11 miles away
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 13 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 13 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 14 miles away
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 57 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 12 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 14 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Primland Resort, Meadows Of Dan , 8 miles away
Olde Mill Golf Resort, Laurel Fork , 10 miles away
Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 2 miles away
Witherow Lake, Stokes , 7 miles away

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