Catawba, South Fork - McAdenville

Catawba, South Fork, North Carolina, US



Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 0.2 Miles


Photo of Catawba River-South Fork-McAdenville by Kevin Yount

River Description

Forum: BoaterTalk
Date: Sep 01 2003, 2:02 GMT
From: ncriverboarder

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 Shoals for the other spot mentioned.

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