Dan - 0.4 Claudville (Route 103) to Jessups Mill (Collinstown Rd/Rte. 1432)

Dan, North Carolina, US/Virginia, US


0.4 Claudville (Route 103) to Jessups Mill (Collinstown Rd/Rte. 1432)

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 11.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 20 fpm
Max Gradient 60 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02068500 150 - 3000 cfs I-II(III) 01h12m 446 cfs (running)
Best boatable flows uncertain. Help us out. Add a comment.

River Description

This is a brisk meandering float through the high piedmont countryside, with every kind of scenery there is: farms, pastures, fields, forests, houses, hunting shacks, and a few roads.  A great day trip for pairs or small groups.  The river changes from rocky riffles to wide sandy bottoms throughout the reach, with some rapids sprinkled every so often. 

One Class III rapid exists just over halfway through this section and should be portaged by inexperienced paddlers as there is no good access in the area.

Other trip reports: http://www.lifeinmayberry.com/DanRiver.htm

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-09-12 11:03:00


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
6.7Coiled CobraIIIPlayspot Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Coiled Cobra (Class III, Mile 6.7)

Biggest Dan Rapid

Biggest Dan Rapid
Photo by Delane Heath taken 03/09/06 @ a good level

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