July – 4th of July Fireworks
Boats, cars, motorcycles and trucks alike find just the perfect spot near the Buster Boyd Bridge for the best view of the brilliant fireworks show. For more information, call the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce, 803-831-2827, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October – Riversweep
At the annual Riversweep on the first Saturday in October, Lake Wylie lovers volunteer to clean trash and anything else purposely or accidentally dumped on the shoreline and in waters of the lake. For more information, call the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, 704-679-9494 or learn more at www.lakewylieriversweep.com.
December – Lights on the Lake Boat Parade
Boaters trim their vessels with lights and holiday décor and parade through the area around the Buster Boyd Bridge. For more information, call the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce, 803-831-2827, email@example.com.
Visit Duke Energy’s website for a Catawba River Canoe Map.
Address: 4490 Boatshore Road, Rock Hill, S.C.
Ebenezer Park is a 26 acre park on Lake Wylie in York County, SC. It offers 71 campsites, picnic shelters, fishing, three boat ramps, and a public swimming beach which is staffed with lifeguards in the summer.
McDowell Nature Preserve
Address: 15222 York Road (HWY 49), Charlotte, N.C.
McDowell Nature Preserve is a 1,115-acre park along the shores of Lake Wylie that includes more than seven miles of hiking trails, picnic sites, fishing sites, campgrounds, a public boat launch at Copperhead Island and the McDowell Nature Center with exhibits on nature plants and animals. There is a waterfront deck on the lake. Ninety percent of the preserve is undeveloped.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Address: 820 Hawfield Road, Charlotte, NC 28214
Located on the Catawba River, the US National Whitewater Center is the world’s largest artificial whitewater river and an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. The 307-acre public adventure-sport facility includes whitewater rafting and kayaking, mountain biking and hiking trails, a climbing center and a ropes course along with a conference center and the River’s Edge Bar & Grill – all overlooking the rapids of the US National Slalom Canoe/Kayak Team.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Address: 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a 450 acre site conserved in 1991 by textile magnate Daniel Stowe to create a world class botanical garden. It sits on the South Fork River section of Lake Wylie near Belmont, NC. It currently covers 110 acres, features landscaped gardens with distinct themes, an Orchid Pavilion and Visitors’ Center. It has been recognized as one of the top 20 gardens in the United States.