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The Dan River bisects Stokes County from the deep, mountainous ravines of its northwest corner to the broad, rolling landscape of its southeastern border. Along the way the river passes by quiet rural communities and steep forested ridges; the occasional vacation cabin and sentinels of stone cliffs. Bordered by leaning river birch, towering hemlock, delicate dogwoods and thickets of rhododendron, the Dan is an intimate river. Steeped in history, wildlife and modern recreation, the Dan is a resource like no other in the Piedmont. These sections of the Dan River feature Class I whitewater suitable for most beginning boaters at normal levels.The Dan is a free-flowing stream and subject to large changes in water flow. Check with a local guide or outfitter for more information.

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RIVER ACCESS
POINTS

Hart’s Access to Hanging Rock Park

Danbury

MILES

12.4

HOURS

4 TO 6

Hanging Rock Access to Moratock Park

Danbury

MILES

5.9

HOURS

2 TO 5

Moratock Park Access to Snow Creek

Danbury

MILES

3.75

HOURS

2 TO 2.5

Hemlock River Access to Snow Creek

Danbury

MILES

5.25

HOURS

2.5 TO 3

Things to Do

Kayak or Canoe the Dan River

DAN RIVER COMPANY

We provide professional canoe & kayak rental and shuttle services on the Dan River at Hanging Rock State Park in the North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.We are located only an hour from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Mount Airy, in North Carolina and Martinsville, Virginia. You can rent our canoes and kayaks, orbring your own boats for a shuttle up the river. We do not rent or shuttle tubes. Shuttles run on the hour from 9 to 1. You need to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled shuttle time. If you do not, you may have to wait until the next available shuttle.

Tube on the Dan River

GENERAL DAN TUBING Co.

If you are on your way to visit any of the attractions in Stokes County, a visit to the General Dan Tubing Company is a must. You can stock up on your camping and fishing supplies, buy your groceries, listen to music on a Friday evening or spend and afternoon tubing on the beautiful Dan River.