Meandering through the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, the "Mighty" Dan River flows for roughly 38 river miles through the north and northwestern sections of Rockingham County. The Dan is a virtually free-flowing river with few modern improvements-only a handful of easily portaged dams. The flood plains are wide, the banks are high, and the tree cover along the river corridors is almost unbroken. Long a favorite of local paddlers, the Dan has become increasingly popular with both novice and experienced canoers for its leisurely pace, beautiful scenery, and historic significance.
Where else, in a single location, can a paddler:
Spend a day or longer in a wilderness where almost nothing modern is seen or heard, where you sojourn with trees, flowers, hawks, herons, kingfishers, shore birds, ducks, deer, beaver, and otter.
The four "official" access points on the Dan cover roughly 20 river miles, and, if the paddler desires, continuing from the easternmost access (Eden Boat Landing) into south-central Virginia adds an additional 16 miles.
From a 1-hour jaunt to an all day adventure, the Dan offers a variety of paddling options for any taste.
Family camping (elec.,showers,toilets) at private campgound with river access. Primitive camping on private land. Hotels near river in Madison and Eden. Boat rentals and guides available. Contact DRBA@danriver.org for details.
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