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14th Annual Catawba RiverFest Celebration

 

The 14th annual Catawba RiverFest will take place at Lake James State Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Paddy’s Creek Area off Highway 126 in Nebo.

Facilities at the park include a 700-foot swimming beach, concession stand, bathhouse, two picnic shelters, more than 20 individual picnic sites, approximately seven miles of hiking trails and 14.5 miles of mountain biking trails.

Family Campground Closed Through October

The park's 35-site family campground will be closed to the public through October to accomodate electrical, water, and gray water lines being installed to sites 30, 32, 34 and 1-12 in addition to three new cabins that will be located on sites 7, 9, and 11. The park's group sites will remain open and reservations may be made by calling 1-877-7CAMP-NC. Public notice will be made once the project is complete and the family campground is reopened for use and reservations.

Take the Shuttle, 2539 W. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052

Guaranteed day out at Crowders Mountain State Park

 

A new shuttle is planned to reduce traffic congestion and overflowing parking lots at Crowders Mountain State Park. The shuttle bus system is a partnership between the park, city, NC State Park system, and the Federal Transit Administration. The hope is to allow more people to enjoy the park without the hassle of hunting for, and possibly not finding, a parking space.

 

Park Alerts

September Ferry Schedule Wednesday – Sunday
The September ferry schedule is Wednesday through Sunday hourly beginning at 9:30 with the last ferry departing Bear Island at 5:00 pm.  Please see the ferry schedule link at left for the complete schedule. Ferry tickets typically sell out early in the day on weekends. Arrive early in the day to purchase tickets.