Catawba River - Paddling
The wide, gentle flow of the Catawba River near the USNWC makes for a great day of kayaking or SUPing. Share the water with osprey, turtles, and heron during the day or experience a full moon paddle on the river
Destination Distance From Downtown
There's nothing technical about this stretch of the Catawba. Occasionally, higher water flows can make the upstream portion of the trip a bit taxing.
Time To Complete
From the Belmont put in to the USNWC and back should take around two hours paddle time but there's plenty of other areas to explore further on.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The boat launch is open all year but paddling in the winter offers a bit more challenge to stay warm.
Plenty of pups ride kayaks and canoes out of the Belmont launch.
There's no cost to park or put in at the Belmont launch. However, there is a $5 fee for parking at a boat rental fee at the USNWC
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