The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Catawba River Outdoors

Located on the upper Catawba River, just above Lake James, Catawba River Outdoors offers tube rentals with a river shuttle service to various locations. Rent equipment by the hour for an excursion on the Catawba River.  All equipment is new and high quality. Rates begin at $10 per hour and include paddle and life jacket. Restrooms and changing facilities on-site.