The Perfect Beginner Trip
This trip begins with a 5 mile paddle through the Hammer-Stern Wilderness Preserve. The trip ends with a spectacular paddle through a 1 mile section at Hanging Rock State Park, along the Dan River Bluffs, a short distance upstream of the DRC riverside shop where you left your vehicle and boarded our shuttle van.
This section of the Dan River skirts the northern foot of the Sauratown Mountains - a mountain range entirely within Stokes County, NC and unique in the US. The Sauratown Mountains consist of 17 named mountain tops which begin and end within the borders of the county. There are also springs, streams, wetlands, rocky hill tops and unusual species including the rare table mountain pine, an endangered fresh water clam, and the elusive peregrine falcon. Stokes County is also one of two places in the world where Itacolumite, bendable rock, is found.
* Ask about the weekend "Lunch on the River" reservations provided by the Single Tree Inn (336-593-2155).