Kelly Shaw is the COB of this vessel with Carl Espy, IV taking the photo.
The Staunton River between Brookneal and Clarkton Bridge

  Staunton River Float Day Announcement   Photos from the 2007 event.   

Staunton River Lake Conner Difficult Creek Aarons Creek Buggs Island/Kerr Reservoir Hyco River Dan River Banister River      Halifax County provides a tremendous variety of paddling options; each of its four rivers has a distinctive character, and its two lakes and several creeks provide further unique trips.

     Included in this paddling site are detailed river charts showing mileages, important physical features, and historical facts on the rivers Dan, Banister, and Staunton. Also, suggested trips to take along with their estimated travel times.

Staunton River
Banister River
Dan River
Hyco River
Aarons Creek
Difficult Creek
Bugg's Island/Kerr Reservoir
Lake Conner

     Site data provided by Paul Johnson and is based on personal experience, information found in Virginia Whitewater by Roger Corbett (Seneca Press, 2000), Dr. W. E. Trout of the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, and the Dan River Basin Association.

For canoe and kayak rentals call River Traders - Bob or Judy Bateman, 434-575-1022.

See batteaux photos on the Staunton River.

Related Links:
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail - Dan River Loop
James River Batteau Festival
Virginia Canals & Navigations Society
Dan River Basin Association
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