Riverwalk - Flatwater Kayak
The Catawba River section just below the Lake Wylie Dam flows mostly flat and smooth. Several put-ins along this stretch allow for multiple mileage paddles.
There's many options and the river is smooth enough to do an out-and-back. Experienced paddlers will want to try something longer requiring a car drop.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The generally flat river is easy to paddle, but the 30 miles of total possible length provide some challenge.
Time To Complete
Total time depends on the length of paddle. There's enough to see just off the put in at Riverwalk.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The boat launches are open year round. Paddling in winter is always a chilly prospect.
There are no restrictions for dogs other than their willingness to stay on the boat.
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling