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North Carolina whitewater, Dan River

Stokes county, Route 1432 to Route 89 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     15.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of North Carolina and the water flowing gracefully down Dan River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're coming from Winston-Salem it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch of Dan River is 15.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The average North
    Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the
river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there  
are others too. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Moores Knob Trail, and you without doubt ought to have a look at Hanging Rock State Park while you're here. Don't leave Dan River without first going for a hike along the Cascade Trail, and if you're dropping by from Westfield, you won't be the only one. This is a great river. Pilot Mountain State Park is both good and gorgeous, and it's near Dan River. Summertime highs at Dan River regularly tend to be in the 80's.

Dan River, Route 1432 to Route 89 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:
Big Creek, Stokes County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Dan River, Stokes County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
Dan River, Stokes County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Snow Creek, Stokes County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.9 miles long (Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge)
Dan River, Patrick County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville)
Smith River, Patrick County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
Ararat River, Surry County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
 Ski Areas Near Dan River:
Winterplace, West Virginia , 84 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Homestead, Virginia , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Dan River:
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Pilot Mountain, Pilot Mountain , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites-Winston-Salem-University Area NC, Winston-Salem , 16 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Winston Salem - University, Winston-Salem , 17 miles away
Quality Inn University, Winston-Salem , 17 miles away
Days Inn Winston Salem North, Winston-Salem , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Moores Springs Campground on the Dan River, Westfield, 3 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, 6 miles away
Sunset Park Campground, Walnut Cove, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Dan River:
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 5 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 5 miles away
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 6 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 6 miles away
Run Trail, Patrick , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 55 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 5 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 13 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Stonewall Golf Course, Germanton , 12 miles away
Primland Resort, Meadows Of Dan , 12 miles away
Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Witherow Lake, Stokes , 3 miles away
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 7 miles away
Crystal Lake, Forsyth , 19 miles away

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