Friends and Family River Party

  • Sat, Aug 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • The Boathouse

    115 Willow Drive
    McAdenville, North Carolina 28101
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The staff at Catawba Riverkeeper has invited friends and family to an exclusive fundraiser on Saturday, August 6 at The Boathouse.

We hope you’ll join us for some on the water fun, beer, food, and music as we raise money to support Catawba Riverkeeper’s work to protect our waterways.

Kayak tours will be hosted throughout the day with a party afterwards from 6-9pm with live music, a food truck, and cold beverages! You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or dinner with you and purchase beer, non-alcoholic beverages and ice cream inside The Boathouse. 


Guided Kayak Tours


South Fork Rapids

Guests are invited to join the Riverkeeper, Brandon Jones, on a guided tour through the South Fork Rapids for 2.5 miles at 11 AM, 3 PM, or 6 PM. Expect Class I and Class II rapids. All equipment (sit on top kayaks, paddles, PFDs, helmets) and shuttle service provided. This experience is great for intermediate paddlers, 12 years and up.  Max capacity is 12 guests per time frame. Times: 11-12:30pm, 3-4:30pm and 6-7:30pm.



Program Director, Vanessa Covington, will lead a tour on the flatwater section immediately upstream of the Boathouse. The group will launch at 10:30 AM. Single and tandem kayaks available. You can choose to bring your own kayak and gear if you like. Great for all skill levels. Must be 8 years and up to paddle a single kayak and 4 years or older to ride along in a tandem kayak. Maximum capacity is 20 guests.

Tours are free for this event, but donations are encouraged!


The Boathouse will be open to the public from 10 AM – 6 PM. Guests who aren’t kayaking are invited to join the party at 6 PM.

Date & Time

Sat, Aug 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The Boathouse

115 Willow Drive
McAdenville, North Carolina 28101 The Boathouse
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

We educate and advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, rivers and streams for everyone who depends on and enjoys them.

Thank you for your interest and support of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Through this Kayak Rental program, you are helping us further our mission of sustaining plentiful, clean water for generations to come. 

The Catawba-Wateree River Basin encompasses 26 counties, 8900 miles of waterways, 5000 square miles of land and a 225 mile stretch of continuous river from Lake James in NC to Lake Marion in SC.

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