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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.
McDowell Nature Preserve (Lake Wylie) (980) 314-1128Bring your own canoe, kayak, or SUP and launch from the landing located near the waterfront deck. You can also sign up for a guided program where boats are provided.
Latta Nature Preserve (Mountain Island Lake) (980)314-1129.
Latta offers two launch options for canoes, kayaks and SUPs. The North Kayak Access includes an ADA accessible launch platform in a sheltered cove. The Gar Creek Kayak Access offers convenient beach entry into the Gar Creek inlet. You can also sign up for a guided program.
Also Try:NC Community Sailing and Rowing (Blythe Landing, Lake Norman)U.S. National Whitewater Center
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