the boathouse

supporting catawba riverkeeper

The Boathouse is the operational headquarters of Blue Heron Adventures, Catawba Riverkeeper’s recreation arm.

It serves as a place for Catawba Riverkeeper to engage visitors and residents alike with their most precious natural resource and educate them on ways they can help protect it.

At The Boathouse, you can rent a kayak/canoe/SUP, meet for a guided tour through the South Fork rapids, shop sustainable apparel, and enjoy snacks, local craft beer, and soft drinks. The Boathouse is also home to Jam at the Dam, Catawba Riverkeeper’s live music event series.

Hours (Starting April 3, 2022):
Saturdays 10 AM – 6 PM
Sundays 10 AM – 6 PM
Jam at the Dam Fridays 4-9 PM

Things to do

ABOUT catawba riverkeeper

watchdog for our waterways

Catawba Riverkeeper is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the waters of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin for generations to come.

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now hiring

  • Kayak Techs
  • Guides
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Retail/Operations


Catawba Riverkeeper is hiring part-time seasonal employees to support The Boathouse and kayaking operations.

Become a kayak tech, guide, shuttle driver, or work in The Boathouse Store.

Learn More & Apply