Experience the Catawba River, its lake, and streams!

We know that when people form a connection to their river, they can’t help but be inspired to protect it. That’s why Catawba Riverkeeper offers many opportunities for you to experience our waterways first hand.

Learn and play with us! From youth education programs to kayak rentals, we’ve got something for everyone.


We believe that education is a critical part of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation’s mission.  For every community that we serve along the Catawba River, the Catawba Riverkeeper offers a variety of educational programs and experiences for students & life-long learners of all ages


Catawba Riverkeeper operates a variety of recreation programs (rentals, tours, lessons, camps, etc.) under the name Blue Heron Adventures. Proceeds from Blue Heron Adventures directly support Catawba Riverkeeper’s mission to protect water quality.