Jessup's Mill to Hart's Access Information

Put-In Location

Jessup's Mill
1565 Collinstown Road
Westfield, NC 27053

Jessup's Mill/Collinstown Road is not a sanctioned access point for the Dan River Trail.  If you choose to launch from this point, please do not park your vehicles within 30 feet of any driveways.

This section of the Dan River Trail is 6.2 miles long and generally requires 3.5 hours to float.

Minimum flow level for recreational boating is 1.75'/150 cfs on the USGS gauge near Francisco, NC ( ). For whitewater boating the recommended minimum is 2.0'/250 cfs on the Francisco gauge. At 3.5'/1,000 cfs and above on the Francisco gauge the river becomes quite dangerous and all but expert-level whitewater boaters should stay off the water.

Take Out Location


The closest address to this take out is:
3647 North Carolina 704 Hwy W,
Lawsonville NC 27053

The river is located a short distance east from that address with an access road just beyond the bridge (see photo below).


View the different segments of the Dan River so you know how to plot your course for a fun day of kayaking!


View the information listed from the United States Geological Survey regarding water flow and depth for the Dan River


View my blog posts regarding our trips on the Dan River


View the different Outfitters for the Dan River for kayak and canoe rental as well as shuttles