The 214-mile course of the Dan River crosses the state border of Virginia and North Carolina a total of eight times. As it does, it weaves together a land full of countless opportunities to explore and be inspired. We call this land the Dan River State Crossings. From vibrant historic downtowns to alluring shorelines and fertile farmlands, there are so many ways to experience an abundance of fun, history and culture.This site is your gateway to the many trips to take, things to do, tastes to experience, places to stay, and more, in the Dan River State Crossings region.
If you like lakes, you’ll find a lot to love about the Dan River State Crossings region. While Southern Virginia and Piedmont North Carolina are defined largely by the Dan and Smith rivers, they’re also home to awesome lakes. You can find great fishing, swimming, boating and more in a variety of settings at lakes... Full Story
October has arrived, and with it the season of spiders and spooky things. Ghost tales abound in the Dan River Basin, and its landscape holds untold secrets. This time of year, the nights grow longer. And our thoughts often turn to the eerier side of life—and death. For a lot of people, the chill from... Full Story
You can get your kicks on Route 66, but in Virginia, you’ll find that life is great on U.S. 58. The road, Virginia’s longest, at 508 miles, runs just north of the commonwealth’s southern border, connecting Virginia Beach to the Cumberland Gap. In between, U.S. 58 runs through Halifax County, Pittsylvania County, Henry County and... Full Story
People love fall, and with good reason. The crisp air invigorates the blood. And the landscape pops with explosive red, yellow, and orange as trees prepare to shed their leaves for winter. Autumn presents the perfect chance to visit the Dan River region along the North Carolina/Virginia border. Because the region stretches east from the... Full Story
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Dan River State Crossings was created by a coalition of local businesses and proud citizens of the Dan River Basin to showcase the opportunity and beauty of the region we call home. A series of public forums, meetings, educational sessions and groups like the Dan River Basin Association led to this project, but we also remain thoroughly connected to the people living within this vibrant community. We believe the Dan River State Crossings holds some of the most exciting outdoor adventure, economic potential and scenic beauty in all of North Carolina and Virginia, and we’re excited to spread the word far and wide!