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North Carolina whitewater, Dan River

Stokes county, Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     17.8 miles
Hwy 772 access as been roped off with No-Trespassing signs. This access is used a lot during the summer months, but evidently it is private property or someone is confused.

Thought I'd let you know this since it's only a few miles from my house. That's a nice place to get in the river, but evidently somebody don't like the general public to use it. Says Jesse William Orr

The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Winston-Salem,
    there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Stokes County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. 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. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camping stuff. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772 section is just one of many. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large  
number of good rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772 section of Dan River in Stokes County is 17.8 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Dan River is right by the Cascade Trail, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Hanging Rock State Park. You're sure to stumble upon some nice folks from Walnut Cove here.

Dan River, Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772 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:
Snow Creek, Stokes County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.9 miles long (Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge)
Dan River, Stokes County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.8 miles long (Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772)
Dan River, Stokes County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 10.4 miles long (Route 89 to Route 1652)
South Mayo River, Henry/ Rockingham County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.5 miles long (Virginia Route 695 to Mayo River)
Mayo River - North Fork, Rockingham County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.1 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359)
North Mayo, Henry/ Patrick County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.3 miles long (Virginia Route 629 to Mayo River)
Big Creek, Stokes County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road)
Dan River, Stokes County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Smith River, Patrick County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 9.5 miles long (Charity to Backwater of Philpott Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Dan River:
The Homestead, Virginia , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 97 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Dan River:
Carolina Marina, Stokesdale , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Dan River:
Hampton Inn And Suites-Winston-Salem-University Area NC, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
Days Inn Winston Salem North, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Winston Salem, Winston-Salem , 14 miles away
Quality Inn University, Winston-Salem , 15 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Winston Salem - University, Winston-Salem , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dan River:
Sunset Park Campground, Walnut Cove, 5 miles away
Humphrey's Ridge Camp, Stokesdale, 8 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Dan River:
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 10 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 10 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 10 miles away
Moores Knob Trail, Stokes , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dan River:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 52 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 9 miles away
Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia , 24 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dan River:
Hemlock Golf Course, Walnut Cove , 1 miles away
Riverview Golf Course, Pine Hall , 5 miles away
Stonewall Golf Course, Germanton , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Belews Lake, Rockingham , 7 miles away
Witherow Lake, Stokes , 16 miles away
Crystal Lake, Forsyth , 17 miles away

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