ACTIVITIES AT THE MILL
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loop trail with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains & Dan River
Flat to hilly loops from .5-5 miles are available for walking & running
Including a strenuous measured 5k loop for you 3.1 milers in training, our trail system is open to registered users who check in at the mill. Details and maps provided on-site.
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.
WATER & WEATHER
Current Flow & Level Reading on USGS Francisco Gage
We'll share a few messages a year and keep your info safe.
To preserve the unique experience of camping and river activities at Jessup Mill, reservations are required for camping, tubing and river shuttles.