A Voice for the River

The Catawba River flows freely through the Blue Ridge Mountains, pours into North Carolina’s “Inland Sea” — Lake Norman — and winds past urban Charlotte. At every turn, this waterway’s champion is the Catawba Riverkeeper.

6 Stops Along the Neuse River

North Carolina’s longest river connects the Piedmont to the Pamlico. Along the way, this peaceful, winding tributary offers shady swimming holes, sandy beaches, paddling trails, historic riverside towns, and delicious seafood.

Two State Park Adventures in Columbus County

Want to make a dent in your state park bucket list? Visit two in one trip: kayak beneath Spanish moss and pitch your tent at a paddle-in campsite along a blackwater river, then watch sailboats glide across the water from the peaceful, sandy shoreline of a Carolina bay.