, 2022-07-25 07:11:10,
Every day is a good day to be on the water when in Gaston County as scenic views, public access, and boat rental options abound. Come for the weekend, explore our blueways, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
Blue Heron Adventures
Guided excursions, rentals, and lessons
Multiple outdoor recreation programs can be found under one umbrella at Blue Heron Adventures by Catawba Riverkeeper. Take a half-day guided excursion or try a self-guided adventure on a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard. They even offer lessons. Dress comfortably and let Blue Heron Adventures take care of the rest.
Whitewater and flat water experiences
Known as the world’s premier outdoor center with man-made whitewater and exceptional climbing, the Whitewater Center also offers flat water kayaking and stand up paddleboarding rentals on the Catawba River and Long Creek. Discover local wildlife while you paddle around islands to create your own adventure.
Stand up paddleboarding
The enthusiastic staff at Anchored Soul offers an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as they transport you to the beautiful waters on Lake Wylie, the South Fork River or the Catawba River. Getting on the water is a simple phone call away.
Paddling and power boats
Located on the Catawba River across the river from the Whitewater Center in Mount Holly is this marina that carries a wide array of equipment including kayaks, paddleboards, and pontoon boats. After your excursion make time to hang out on the patio at J.R. Cash’s Grill and Bar located onsite.
Paddling and power boats
Visitors will find several ways to get on the water at Riverside Marina in Belmont. Canoes, paddleboards, kayaks, and pontoon boats are all available for rent. After your blueway experience, check out Muddy River, an award-winning rum distillery, or head in to downtown Belmont for a bite to eat and a cold drink.
Mobile board shop
This mobile board shop can get you on the water in a jiffy. Make your reservation by simply contacting them by phone and they will show up to get you on the water so you can make some amazing memories. Hourly rates and lessons are also available.
Catawba Kayak Co.
Self-guided kayak and tube rentals
This kayak and tube rental company has pre-mapped drop-off points where they will meet you to get you on the water. Many of the locations are located in…
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