Dan River


The Dan River crosses the North Carolina and Virginia border eight times on its 214-mile journey from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Kerr Lake. The 90 miles of the river in Surry, Stokes and Rockingham Dan River State Trial LogoCounties were authorized as a state paddle trail in 2021.  The table below lists the public paddle access points from Jessup’s Mill in Stokes County to the Milton Boating Access in Caswell County.  For more information, check out the Dan River Basin Association.

AccessAddressMiles to NextEst. Hours to Next
01) Jessup’s Mill1565 Collinstown Road, Westfield, NC 270536.12.0
02) Hart’s Access3647 North Carolina 704 Hwy W, Lawsonville, NC 2702212.84.0
03) Hanging Rock Access1258 Flinchum Rd, Danbury, NC 270165.32.0
04) Moratock Park & Paddle Access1077 Sheppard Mill Rd, Danbury, NC 270163.51.5
05) Pitzer Road Public Fishing Access1285 Pitzer Rd, Walnut Cove, NC 270525.52.0
06) Hemlock Golf Course & Paddle Access1232 Power House Rd, Walnut Cove, NC 2705215.95.0
07) Madison River Park642 Lindsey Bridge Rd, Madison, NC 270252.91.0
08) Hwy 704 AccessS Water St & E Academy St, Madison, NC 270254.41.5
09) Jacobs Creek Batteau Landing558 Planters Rd, Madison, NC 270254.31.5
10) Settles Bridge Access241 Dan River Road, Madison, NC 273154.21.5
11) Dan River Gamelands Canoe/Kayak Launch498 Woodpecker Road, Eden, NC 272884.71.5
12) Klyce Street Landing1098 Kylce Street, Eden, NC 272881.10.5
13) Leaksville Landing834 Old State Hwy 87, Eden, NC 272881.30.5
14) Eden Wildlife Boating Access587 Bethlehem Church Road, Eden, NC 272884.81.5
15) Draper Landing Access763 South Fieldcrest Rd, Eden, NC, 2728821.47.0
16) Abreu-Grogan Park Access2020 Memorial Drive, Danville, VA, 245413.61.5
17) Newton Street Landing100 Newton St, Danville, VA 245402.61.0
18) Angler’s Park Boating Access350 Northside Drive, Danville, VA 2454010.83.5
19) Milton Boating Access12397 N Broad St, Milton, NC 27305

Dan River State Trail Map