Nature Conservancy in South Carolina Kayak Tour with Catawba Riverkeeper and Catawba Nation

  • October 20, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Riverwalk

    551 Herrons Ferry Road
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
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Join your friends at Nature Conservancy in South Carolina to kayak the first leg of the longest free flowing section of the Catawba River in South Carolina. You'll be joined by Councilman Roo George-Warren from the Catawba Nation and Catawba Riverkeeper staff. We will meet at Riverwalk Greenway in Rock Hill, SC and shuttle up to the start of our paddling journey at the Lake Wylie Dam in Fort Mill, SC. Expect gently flowing water and class 1 shoals on this 1.5-hour guided kayak trip concluding at Riverwalk. Catawba Riverkeeper will provide the equipment and shuttle along with kayak instruction and guidance down the river. The water and temperature will potentially be on the chilly side so we will have wetsuits and splash jackets on-site if you choose to use them. Otherwise, please dress accordingly to keep warm while and to get wet.

Registration is required. All registered participants will receive a trip details email one day before the event. 



What is Provided:

  • Single sit-on-top kayak, paddle and life vest
  • Optional wetsuits and splash jackets
  • Small dry bags
  • Shuttle bus
  • Guest speaker from the Catawba Nation
  • Riverkeeper staff to to host kayak instruction and guided tour
  • Port-a-johns are available at Riverwalk


What to Bring/Wear:

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



Must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets. 

Must be 4 years of age to ride in a tandem kayak with an adult.

Must be 8 years of age to ride in a single kayak with an adult in another kayak. 

Advanced registration is required.  


Weather Policy: 

Our policy is to host this program rain or shine EXCEPT in the case of severe rain, thunderstorms or lightning in the area as well as dangerous water level. If we have to cancel, we will provide a refund to all ticketed guests. We will do our best to notify guests of cancellations at least 2 hours in advance via email and phone call.


Refund Policy: 

You may cancel your ticket up to 24 hours before your scheduled date. If we must cancel due to weather or water level, your ticket will be fully refunded once notice is sent. You will see the refund 3-10 business days after the refund is submitted.


Date & Time

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Venue Details


551 Herrons Ferry Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730 Riverwalk
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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