Recreation on the River
Over 10 million people visit the Catawba River each year, to fish, boat, kayak, swim, canoe, and all sorts of other recreational activities. The basin is home to four state parks, and the scenic Linville River. The amount of people visiting the Catawba is expected to continue to increase by 11% per decade through 2050. The study that has all of this information is taking into account only the people visiting the public access points along the river. Add to that the number of private access points to the river and the number of people visiting the river is huge!
Look up sites where you can visit our beautiful Catawba River or Wateree River by clicking on one of the maps of the Catawba-Wateree basin. To find out more information about where to paddle on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers, Click Here. We hope to see you on the river!!
Click on the subheadings below for additional information about the Catawba-Wateree Basin.
Maps of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin
- Upper Catawba River Basin Map
- Lower Catawba-Wateree River Basin Map
- General Map of Basin Showing Elevation Changes
- Map of Catawba Basin Showing Sub-Watersheds
- Map showing locations of withdrawals and returns
- Additional maps
Facts about the River
History of the Basin