Bordered by three lakes and 186 miles of river shoreline, Catawba County, North Carolina is a natural playground for boating, paddling, fishing and water sports enthusiasts. One of the best places to enjoy the county’s extensive waterways is at Riverbend Park, a 690-acre gem named after its idyllic location along the Catawba River in Conover, North Carolina.
Riverbend Park’s shoreline stretches along the Upper Catawba River Trail, an 82-mile blueway that runs from western North Carolina’s Lake James to Lake Lookout Shoals on the eastern edge of Catawba County. A boat launch at the park makes it easy for paddlers to access the blueway to explore the Catawba River on canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. […]