Powered by OrthoCarolina and in partnership with the City of Belmont, Catawba Riverkeeper is operating kayak rentals out of Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park on Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursdays through Sunday, September 20.

Guests may rent kayaks for 1.5 hour trips out of Loftin Park in Belmont. Trips are unguided. Paddlers will be able to explore the area at their leisure.

Sit-on-top kayaks are rented on a first come, first served basis.

Days and Times
(Saturday, August 22 – Thursday, September 20)

Saturdays: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sundays: 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursdays: 4 PM – 7 PM


Kevin Loftin Rivefront Park
1400 Catawba Street
Belmont, NC 28012


  • $20 for Belmont residents
  • $25 for non-residents

To receive the Belmont resident discount, enter BLMT at checkout.


  • Max weight of participant: 275 lbs.
  • 1 person to a kayak
  • Minimum age to paddle is 8 years old
  • Any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the water
  • Footwear with a heel strap required
  • All guests will be required to sign a liability waiver

COVID-19 Safety:

  • Boats and gear will be sanitized after each use
  • Staff will wear masks when interacting with guests

Purchase tickets online!*

*Scroll to bottom of Catawba Riverkeeper’s online store. Select the date and quantity. Walk-ups welcome, too!

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