The Northern Basin Satellite Office is located at 305 E. Union St in Morganton, NC in the City of Morganton office complex. Operated in partnership with the Lake James Environmental Association, the Northern Basin Office includes staff offices and a small lab.

The Northern Basin Office is open by appointment only for visitors. From this office we monitor, engage, and advocate for river and her waterways above Lake Norman including Lookout Shoals Lake, Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss, Lake James, and the headwaters above Lake James. For information about educational programs or kayaking opportunities in the northern basin, please contact Grant Buckner, the Northern Basin Director at