Dan River

Madison, North Carolina

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The Dan River begins near the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles above Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It is impounded by Talbott Reservoir and its water used by the Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant in Kibler Valley to generate electricity for Danville, Virginia, 58 miles east. The Dan flows into North Carolina and winds its way past Hanging Rock State Park. Below Danbury, it turns northeast and begins its flow toward the Roanoke River. Above Eden, it flows into Virginia and crosses back into North Carolina twice near Danville, before returning to Virginia and meeting John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake). The Dan River Trail was formed in the late 1980s. It resulted in the designation of many paddling access areas managed by local government agencies. The sections below describe 106 miles of paddling on the Dan River from below Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant to entry into Virginia above Eden. This eTrail contains 12 sections of the Dan River from Pinnacles Plant access off Kibler Valley Road (VA Patrick Co. 648) to Berry Hill Bridge Road (VA Pittsylvania Co. 880) bridge.

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"The Dan River begins near the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles above Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It is impounded by Talbott Reservoir and its water used by the Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant in Kibler Valley to generate electricity for Danville, Virginia, 58 miles east. The Dan flows into North Carolina and winds its way past Hanging Rock State Park. Below Danbury, it turns northeast and begins its flow toward the Roanoke River. Above Eden, it flows into Virginia and crosses back into North Carolina twice near Danville, before returning to Virginia and meeting John H. Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake).

The Dan River Trail was formed in the late 1980s. It resulted in the designation of many paddling access areas managed by local government agencies. The sections below describe 106 miles of paddling on the Dan River from below Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant to entry into Virginia above Eden. This eTrail contains 12 sections of the Dan River from Pinnacles Plant access off Kibler Valley Road (VA Patrick Co. 648) to Berry Hill Bridge Road (VA Pittsylvania Co. 880) bridge."

Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 105.9
Class: Class I-III
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Meadows of Dan (VA), Claudville, Stuart SE, Hanging Rock, Danbury, Ayersville, Belews Lake, Walnut Cove, Ellisboro, Mayodan, Southwest Eden, Southeast Eden, Northeast Eden, Brosville
Driving Directions: Directions to Dan River

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