• Dam Near Music Festival

    October 6&7 2017

    Tent Camping & Food Available 

    Details and tix Aug 1.

    Coming this October, Jessup Mill will be hosting two full evenings of music, food, entertainment, and camping!

    Big Daddy Love Fri Oct 6, 7p

    w/ blue cactus

    Joining us on Friday, October 6th for a second year in a row, headliner Big Daddy Love is sure to have you up on your feet dancing and spinning with their mix of rock, country, and bluegrass, after an opening set from Blue Cactus, and their sweet sounds of modern classical country. 

    Urban Soil Sat Oct 7, 6p

    w/ marvelous funkshun 

    Then on Saturday, the afternoon will kick off with Marvelous Funkshun, and their brand of funky southern blues.  As an intermission between music, members of the Chicago-based group Silent Theatre Company will be performing roughly an hour long series of entertaining skits known as their "Variety Hour."  And finally, to bring the weekend to its peak, comes Americana Jam band Urban Soil, keepings things rockin' for the remainder of Saturday night!  Just don't forget your dancing pants!


    Camping, Tubing, Fishing, Paddling, Hiking, Swimming, Music & More


    Tent & Hammock Camping: Family, Group and Pet Friendly

    Above ground platforms, festival style, shaded


    We host tent camping at a unique location on the Dan River. Our tent sites are on a grassy lawn that is shaded and cool most of the day. Our hillside sites are deck-like wooden camping platforms nestled in the rhododendron and mountain laurel.




    • We have fire pits and a supply of firewood for your use. Please do not bring your own firewood, due to potentential hitchhiking invasive species!
    • Picnic tables, grills, a sink and a few electrical outlets are available. Our outlets are shared and intended for quick things like a recharge or inflating a mattress…not running your home away from home.

    • We’ve also got yard games like horse shoes, bocce ball and washers.


    Tubing the Dan River at Jessup Mill, small groups, big fun.

    River Tubing

    Upper Dan River Tubing: mild to adventurous, 30 minutes to all day

    Comfortable tubes on a fun but approachable cool water run


    For our basic tubing run, you don't even need to shuttle, just bring your river shoes and sunscreen. We don't have a school bus and we don't rent cooler tubes, so things tend to be more peaceful here. 


    Landing a rainbow trout at the Jessup Mill Dam


    Anglers: Trout, Smallmouth Bass & Catfish in your closest mountains 

    Easy access at the bridge or dam, no charge, donations welcome


    Jessup Mill is at the Eastern end of NC Wildlife Commission stocked trout waters. We also raise and release or own trout under NC permits. We appreciate a catch and release and leave no trace attitude on these clean mountain waters with free access from private property.


    Hiking Trails

    Loop trail along the Dan River

    Flat to hilly  trails are available for walking & running among the Dan River on the Hill Farm game lands. 


    Music, Crafts and Heritage Skills

    Sharing the deep cultural roots as well as the scenic beauty of our site

    Americana, Bluegrass, Workshops, Performance and cultural events


    A long tradition of music, craft and kinship breathes deeply in the ridges and valleys of the Dan River, Mountains and Foothills. In addition to our events, Jessup Mill invites others to host family, church and school groups along with reunion, birthday, anniversary, wedding and engagement celebrations.



    Current Flow & Level Reading on USGS Francisco Gage

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    To preserve the unique experience of camping and river activities at Jessup Mill, reservations are required for camping, tubing and river shuttles. 


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