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North Carolina whitewater, Fisher River

Surry county, US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     20 miles
  This stretch of Fisher River is 20 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Mount Airy it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The wild scenery of the Blue
    Ridge Mountains is great. There's camping available near Fisher River. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The wonderful Surry County scenery and
the water flowing gracefully down Fisher River make the trip here worthwhile. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both,  
doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camp stove.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Dobson here at Fisher River. Through the summertime here at Fisher River, high temperatures ordinarily get into the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's; overnight lows at Fisher River during the wintertime frequently dip into the 20's. Fisher River gets much water. During the month of May you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is January.

Fisher River, US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford 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 Fisher River.
 Whitewater Near Fisher River:
Fisher River, Surry County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford)
Yadkin River, Yadkin County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 35 miles long (US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67)
Ararat River, Surry County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.5 miles long (Route 1772 to Route 2080)
Mitchell River, Surry County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Big Reed Island Creek, Carroll County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 58 to US Route 221)
Dan River, Stokes County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Chestnut Creek, Carroll County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.5 miles long (Route 721 to Byllesby Dam on New River)
Dan River, Patrick County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Pinnacles Power Plant to Claudville)
 Ski Areas Near Fisher River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 76 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 82 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Fisher River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Dobson, Dobson , 7 miles away
Best Western Bryson Inn, Mount Airy , 9 miles away
Quality Inn Mount Airy, Mount Airy , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MOUNT AIRY, Mount Airy , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Mt Airy, Mount Airy , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fisher River:
Holly Ridge Family Campground, Boonville, 5 miles away
Homeplace Recreational Park, Ararat, 7 miles away
Pioneer Village Family Campground, Pinnacle, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Fisher River:
Run Trail, Patrick , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fisher River:
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 15 miles away
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 27 miles away
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fisher River:
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Dobson , 4 miles away
Silo Run Golf Course, Boonville , 7 miles away
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course & Driving Range, Mount Airy , 8 miles away

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