River Access Points

River Access Points

The City of Eden has completed construction on two new river access sites.

The Island Ford Landing River Access Site, at the Smith River Greenway, and the Draper Landing River Access Site, at the east Highway 700 bridge, are available to use although there is still some minor landscaping to be completed. Ribbon cuttings will be held in August. Additional information on these events will be made available at a later date.

The completion of these two projects makes three river access sites that have been developed and are maintained by the city. The first site that was created is the Leaksville Landing River Access Site, which is located on Hamilton Street.

The City of Eden and the Eden River Development Committee have worked very hard over the past several years to locate and develop river access sites in Eden. These sites have been built to benefit our citizens and to help promote tourism around the two wonderful rivers that run through the city. We are taking advantage of these rivers to help bring visitors to Eden. These visitors will stay in our motels and hotels, eat in our restaurants and patronize other businesses here, which has a positive economic impact on Eden.

Canoe, kayak or charter a batteau through North Carolina’s nationally significant batteau navigation system on the Dan River in Rockingham County, NC. Download the front and back of the Dan River Batteau NavigationTrail brochure (pdf files.)

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