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Dan River Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Paul Ferguson, Paddling Eastern North Carolina (Pocosin Press).
See pocosinpress.com for updated information on the Dan River.
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