If you are ready to experience an authentic guided river trip, this experience is for you. Guests will park and meet at The Boathouse to check in. You’ll be shuttled 15 minutes to Spencer Mountain access where we'll launch kayaks with 2 experienced guides who will help you navigate this beautiful stretch of the South Fork of the Catawba.
This kayaking experience is great for those who are comfortable in the water but might not be experts. This stretch is accessible to many skills levels, and includes low class I rapids in several sections with easy moving, gentle water in between. Each trip will last approximately 2-2.5 hours and will conclude back at The Boathouse.
The fee includes a single sit-on-top kayak, paddle, life vest, safety instruction, and a guided trip as well as a shuttle to the Spencer Mountain kayak launch. Guests should dress comfortably in clothes that can get wet. Shoes with a heel strap, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, a dry bag, and snacks are encouraged or available for purchase at The Boathouse.
- Must be 12 years of age to participate with an adult.
- Must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets.
- Ticket sales will close at 12noon the day before each scheduled date.
Our policy is to host this program rain or shine EXCEPT in the case of forecasted severe rain, thunderstorms or lightning in the area as well as dangerous water level. If we must cancel due to weather or water level, we will provide a refund to all ticketed guests. We will do our best to notify guests of the reschedule or cancellation by 5pm the day before via email and phone call.
You may cancel your ticket up to 24 hours before your scheduled tour for a full refund. If we must cancel due to weather or water level, your ticket will be fully refunded once notice is sent, and you will see the refund 3-10 business days after the refund is submitted.
We educate and advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, rivers and streams for everyone who depends on and enjoys them.
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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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