About the catawba River
The Catawba River Canoe and Kayak Trail begins at the Lake Wylie Dam area in Fort Mill, SC. (Just south of Charlotte, NC and 1 hour north of Columbia, SC.)
The river travels through Rock Hill on it's way south, and provides 29.7 miles of floating fun before the take-out at the SC Hwy. 9 bridge. This trail includes the beautiful Landsford Canal State Park where the annual Spider Lily Festival is held each Spring, the Catawba Indian Reservation, and River Park. The water ranges from deep to shallow, calm to perky, and has tons of boulders just right for a picnic, nap or sunbathing. The shallow areas are perfect for wading and fishing, or just playing around.
We have seen deer, osprey, otters, geese, duck, and our resident American Bald Eagles! Fish and wildlife abound on the Catawba, and there's no better way to get out there and see them than on a kayak or canoe.