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Catawba River

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Breathtaking

We visited the Catawba Cultural Center in Rock Hill. The Center boasts gorgeous trails that lead right to the river which is often used by the Catawba people. The scenery was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visited the Catawba Cultural Center in Rock Hill. The Center boasts gorgeous trails that lead right to the river which is often used by the Catawba people. The scenery was breathtaking and serene. I hated to leave. So beautiful.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I decided to go mountain biking after school one day so I came down to the river walk since they were the closest trails. The trails were not very well marked and I ended up going the wrong way a bunch of times and it was almost impossible to tell which trail was which. The trails themselves were not very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Nothing special if your looking to relax then this may be a good place for you. Just keep an eye out for Copper Heads

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Where is flows into Lake Wylie is the best part. But up-river there are a few watering holes (no! I mean restaurants/bars!) that are quite nice. Such a shame the fish camp by the bridge over to Belmont on Wilkinson has closed down, it was a wonderful place on a summer evening to catch the setting sun as it slips... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

It is a great 4 mile walk by the river there is also a put in site for cannoes and kyaks. You will get great views of the river plus birds and other wild life and people on the river..

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

It is a nice place to kayak if you do it on a weekend when the dam has a release. Watch for rocks and shoals. Can be treacherous at some places on the river.

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We canoed here recently in the fall and had a nice time. had to get out of the canoe a few times to get over rocks. Surprised no one has made this an enterprise for canoeing.

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Conover, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I enjoy the outdoors and the water. The fish werent biting, but enjoyed being near the water and being out of doors. Great for boating,fishing and swimming in some areas.

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Bartow, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Ranged from average to real good. Like any other restaurants, some days better than others. Overall fine. As to the Catawba river itself, what else can I say, "It's a river."

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Fun summer spot! Can get busy on the weekend, and we need more places to eat and drink!

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