On Fridays during the summer, Catawba Riverkeeper offers flatwater kayaking experiences for kids ages 10-15.

For $20, your child gets a kayak, paddle, PFD, safety instruction, and a guided tour on the water.

Locations

Kids’ Kayaking days take place at different locations throughout the Catawba River Basin. Sessions run from 9:00-11:30 AM.

  • June 4 | Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park (Belmont, NC)
  • June 11 | Stumpy Pond (Heath Springs, SC)
  • June 18 | Dutchmans Creek Access Area (Mt. Holly, NC)
  • June 25 | Landsford Canal State Park (Catawba, SC)
  • July 2 | Linville Access – Lake James (Marion, NC)
  • July 9 | The Boathouse (McAdenville, NC)
  • July 16 | Latta Plantation – Gar Creek (Huntersville, NC)
  • July 30 | Outdoor Classroom (Fort Lawn, SC)
  • August 6 | Lake Norman State Park (Troutman, NC)
  • August 13 | Lucia Access Area – Mtn. Island Lake (Stanley, NC)
  • August 20 | Copperhead Island- McDowell Nature Preserve (Charlotte)

Parent/guardian signature on the waiver is required for kids to participate in the program.