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Greenlee Park

Greenway and nature trail loop covering 1.1 miles with kayak/canoe/tube put-in with covered picnic area and port-o-potty.  In the future, this section will become part of the larger McDowell Greenway system and the Fonta Flora Trail. 

Kayaks and canoes, floating the Upper Catawba River Greenway or Upper Catawba River Paddle Trail, be sure to park a second car at Phillips Landing on Hwy 221 in Marion for take out, or Black Bear Boat Ramp on Lake James Road in Lake James for a longer trip.  From the US Highway 221/226 By-Pass in Marion, turn onto Hankins Road driving to the intersection of Lake James Road, turn left onto Lake James Road.  This boat ramp access area is on the right before you arrive at Black Bear Marina.  Parking is free.

How to get there. 

Old Greenlee Road.  Turn left after crossing the Catawba River Bridge on Resistoflex Road near Camping World.  Go 1 mile and park is on the left. 1202 Old Greenlee Road.,+Marion,+NC+28752/@35.6873287,-82.0572577,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8850ad7adb493ff3:0x1148e49eeb2ae558!8m2!3d35.6873286!4d-82.048503