River Access


For "all things Dan River", download the free Adventures in the Dan River Basin by Forrest Altman (58-page pdf file.) Altman takes readers through every aspect of the basin's development, from the Triassic-era fossils of dinosaur forerunners through the cultures of Native Americans and early European settlers, and on to a comprehensive mile-by-mile guide to the basin's rivers today. He offers a thorough list of festivals, events, and other natural and heritage attractions, along with contact information. His book, The Dan River Book, Odyssey, Epic, Guide, and The Dan River Atlas, by William E. Trout, III, are available from the DRBA Store.

Another excellent source of information is Paddling Eastern North Carolina with Paul Ferguson. This expanded 2nd edition of the guide has added over 600 miles of an already extensive list for rivers, creeks, swamps, white water and flat water and includes trip descriptions and maps.