Gaston College Intro to Kayak and Guided Tour - South Fork River

  • August 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Boathouse

    115 Willow Drive
    McAdenville, North Carolina 28101
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Join your fellow friends from Gaston College on Tuesday, June 27: 10-11:30am for a kayak trip on the South Fork River with Catawba Riverkeeper! Riverkeeper staff will host and introduction to kayaking clinic on land and in the water while we paddle for an hour between the historic R.Y. McAden Dam and the rocky shoals upstream.  

All participant's will receive a single sit-on-top kayak, paddle and life vest. Registration is required. All registered participants will receive an outing details email one day before the event. 


Event Details


When: Tuesday, June 27: 10-11:30am



  • Meet at Catawba Riverkeeper's Boathouse – 115 Willow Drive, McAdenville, NC
  • Parking is available within the lot in front of The Boathouse.
  • The kayak launch is near The Boathouse along the river.


What is Provided:

  • Kayak equipment and dry bags
  • Riverkeeper staff to host skill clinic and guided tour
  • Bathrooms and water to refill water bottles inside The Boathouse


What to Bring/Wear:

  • Appropriate clothing layers to be on the water. You will get wet.
  • Shoes with a heal strap. NO FLIP FLOPS.
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses or hat
  • Change of clothes and towel (optional)
  • Snacks

We look forward to having you join us to celebrate the summer and our local river! 


Date & Time

Fri, Aug 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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, a 501c3 organization. 

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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