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Would you like to get away from the busy city life? Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities and facilities. Programs are family-friendly and available for beginners and experts. For programs offered by out professional staff register online
Located on the Catawba River, Charlotte-Mecklenburg has some of the best water-based recreation areas in the country. Whether it's your first time afloat or you're training for the olympics, our facilities will help get you on the water.
You can access Lake Wylie through McDowell Nature Preserve. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or SUP and launch from the landing located near the waterfront deck.
Latta Nature Preserve offers two launch options for canoes, kayaks and SUPs. The North Canoe Access includes an accessible launch platform in a sheltered cove. The Gar Creek Canoe Access offers convenient entry into the Gar Creek inlet.
County services have returned to their normal schedule unless noted otherwise. Read the latest service availability update.