Tubed the Catawba from the dam all the way down to pump house. If you are new to padding, plan to go a short time or distance, at a comfortable pace. Hey, I liked it a few months ago — not for shredding but for a nice ride through the woods along the River. This section of the Catawba is best known for its large stand of rocky shoals spider lily (Hymenocallis coronaria) which has a spectacular bloom in mid-May to mid-June each year and may be viewed by boat or along the shores of Landsford Canal State Park. Fishing Creek Lake. The 30-mile section of the Catawba River in York, Lancaster and Chester counties, extending from Lake Wylie dam downstream to the SC Highway 9 Bridge was designated a State Scenic River in June 2008. As you paddle more, you can gradually do more and notice your endurance as it improves. For additional information or to make reservations call the park manager, tele# 803-230-2276. The Catawba River corridor and adjacent uplands contain large acreages of undeveloped forestland, with a mix of agricultural and pasture lands. A waste of time. One trail (Founders Trail, 2.3mi one way) starts at River walk, goes across the Hwy21 bridge, loops around at Hwy161 (Sutton Rd) and comes back under the Hwy21 bridge and on up the Catawba to a parking area (trailhead). 8 oz. Early, near Cherry Road and the interstate, Founders has built several benches and river overlooks — very pleasant. The Catawba is a large dam-regulated Piedmont river which provides outstanding scenery, recreational fishing and boating opportunities, and other nature-based recreations. The open air chapel, shelters and picnic facilities can be rented to groups for special events. The 30-mile section of the Catawba River in York, Lancaster and Chester counties, extending from Lake Wylie dam downstream to the SC Highway 9 Bridge was designated a State Scenic River in June 2008. Westminster Park, on the banks of the Catawba River in Rock Hill SC, offers visitors a range of recreational opportunities. Bottom fishing with chicken liver. Lake Wylie is situated along the North Carolina/South Carolina state line near Charlotte NC metro area. Excellent for family float trips any time when there hasn't been rain, but when Duke Power is releasing water from the dam (check the schedule online). Randy Hughes. Is this a lovely local trail along a waterway available for the enjoyment of the public? Natural communities with high resource value include the wet, rocky shoal areas in the river channel and the forested habitats of the river floodplain and its bluffs. Duke Energy maintains and operates the 3,431-acre lake and 1,770-foot-long dam.