Annual Catawba Riverfest

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  • Lake James State Park

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  • Lake James State Park at Paddy's Creek, 6883 NC Hwy 126
    Nebo NC 28761

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There’s something for everyone at Riverfest! Water derby, canoe and kayak races with prizes starts at 11:00am. Bring your own canoe or kayak or try one out provided by CBS Sports. Enjoy eco tours of Lake James with the Catawba River keeper. Carolina Raptor Center will be onsite with displays of live hawks, owls and eagles; they will also release a rehabilitated raptor back into the wild at 10:30 am. Great food, live bluegrass music, and a raffle to win a 9.5-ft. Otter XT kayak.

For more information, visit the website or call (828) 465-2755.

Admission: Free

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35° 44' 26.2788" / Longitude: -81° 53' 1.7232"

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Lake James State Park at Paddy's Creek, 6883 NC Hwy 126 Nebo NC 28761

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3 miles east of the old section, Catawba River Area, on NC-126
From I-40, take the Dysartsville/Lake James exit and head north for 0.5 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto US 70 and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Benfield’s Landing Rd, and follow it for 2 miles to a stop sign. Turn left onto NC 126, and follow signs to the park entrance, 1.7 miles on the right.

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