Great Falls Gathering

  • October 8, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Stumpy Pond Access Area

    Heath Springs, South Carolina 29058
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Members of Catawba Riverkeeper are invited to join us for the last chance to hike and paddle the southern section of the Catawba River between Fishing Creek Lake and Lake Wateree in Great Falls before the water is restored to this area in 2023 to create a whitewater recreation area! 

This outing will be hosted by Riverkeeper's Engagement Manager Greg Nance and local Great Falls legend and County Commissioner Mike Vaughn. They will guide guests through a 3-mile kayak tour across Stumpy Pond and a 1-mile hike on the old wagon road on Mountain Island out onto the bedrock of the dry riverbed to celebrate the water returning after over a century in 2023. The next island over called Big Island will become a state park in the future. Greg and Mike will talk about this history of the area and the exciting plans that are in development in this part of the Catawba-Wateree Basin!

You may rent a single or tandem kayak with accompanying gear or bring your own kayak. 


  • Must be 12 years of age to participate with an adult.
  • Must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets.


Weather Policy:

If we have to cancel this program due to weather, we will do our best to notify guests in advanced but no later than 2 hours before the program start time. 

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue Details

Stumpy Pond Access Area

Heath Springs, South Carolina 29058 Stumpy Pond Access Area
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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