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Virginia whitewater, Dan River

Patrick Stokes (NC) county, Claudville to Jessup Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     8 miles
  This section of Dan River is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The wonderful Patrick / Stokes (NC) County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Mount Airy, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you
    want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend
some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Claudville to Jessup Mill stretch is just one of them. Since  
you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some good people from Claudville here, and you can have a pleasant hiking adventure along the Run Trail. Places like Pilot Mountain State Park are wonderful to check out; going for a hike along the Moores Knob Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. This river is a great place to visit. Hanging Rock State Park is a magnificent spot. Dan River gets a normal amount of annual rain.

Dan River, Claudville to Jessup Mill 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, Stokes County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.5 miles long (Route 1432 to Route 89)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes (NC) County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Claudville to Jessup Mill)
Dan River, Patrick / Stokes County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 12.5 miles long (Route 773 to Route 1432)
Dan River, Patrick County, 7 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, 13 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, 16 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 , 87 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, 10 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 , 12 miles away
Cascade Trail, Stokes , 13 miles away
Cooks Wall Trail, Stokes , 13 miles away
Hanging Rock Trail, Stokes , 13 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 , 13 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 , 11 miles away
Pilot Knob Park Country Club, Pilot Mountain , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Dan River
Big Dan Lake, Stokes , 1 miles away
Witherow Lake, Stokes , 7 miles away

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