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14th Annual RiverFest

Late afternoon at Lake James State Park
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14th Annual RiverFest

For generations, the Catawba River has shaped the economic vitality of the region and remains a public commons of immeasurable recreational value. Catawba RiverFest will promote a greater appreciation of this vital waterway. The day-long event will highlight a variety of conservation groups and their ongoing projects working to improve the quality of life for people and animals along the river. Join us at the Paddy's Creek Area from 10am - 3pm. Admission is Free. Enjoy music, food, educational exhibits, a live raptor release at approximately 10:30am, nature hikes, and try out canoes and kayaks for free.

  • Lake James State Park
Date of Event: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Paddy's Creek Area - Concession Parking Lot

Lake James State Park

7321 NC Hwy 126
NeboNC 28761
Latitude: 35.750378
Longitude: -81.892075

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Day-use areas at Paddy's Creek and Catawba River:
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm 
November: 7am - 8pm

Hidden Cove Boat Access Hours:
December - February:  closed
March, April, & October: 7am - 8pm
May - September: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 7pm 
All areas closed Christmas Day

Swim Area
10am - 6pm 
May 1 through September 30