Roanoke Times outdoors writer Mark Taylor describes Talbott Reservoir, a six-mile impoundment of the Dan River in Patrick County. The account is based on a 33-boat paddling trip organized on July 7 by the Dan River Basin Association. The reservoir is part of a two-reservoir system for hydroelectric power for the City of Danville. This relatively remote upstream section of the Dan River flows among scenic ridges and provides a trout fishery. Permission from the City is required for access to the reservoir.
Source: A Pristine Place, Roanoke Times, 7/13/12