Catawba, South Fork, North Carolina, US
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McAdenvillePhoto of Catawba River-South Fork-McAdenville by Kevin Yount
Date: Sep 01 2003, 2:02 GMT
There are two spots on the South Fork of the Catawba (Gaston County) that I have looked at as I
have been driving through. Both of them are short so you can park and run them.
In the town of McAdenville below the dam the water flows over a slide into a pillow and monsterous
hole. The pillow and hole look like they could be sneaked on the extreme left. The ledge and hole
extend further across the river, but it would be hard to ferry out that far, at least at high water
as when I checked it out. This looked like a class five at high water, not sure what it is like
with less water running over the dam.
To get to it, cross the bridge on Hwy 7 in town, then look for a sign that has all the local
churches listed. At this sign there is a trail that goes into the woods and then over some rocks
beside the river. The other bank would be hard to put in on due to a water treatment plant being in
the way. Right after the rapid there is nothing but fast flat water and many sandy areas to pull
into and do it again or leave.
See also S.Fk.Catawba, High
for the other spot mentioned.
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