York County offers many kayaking options on Lake Wylie, the Catawba River, and more. Here is a list of places you can go kayaking in York County!



Destination Watersports Carolinas on Lake Wylie

Located in Lake Wylie, Destination Watersports offers not only kayak rentals, but paddleboards and canoes as well. Explore Lake Wylie while kayaking today!

Holley Watersports

Holley Watersports is located right next to Papa Doc’s Shore Club in Lake Wylie. Their mission is to ensure a safe and fun environment for those looking to learn how to kayak, or just to explore the beautiful lake! Open Thursday through Sunday, come check out the newly opened Holley Watersports.

Anne Springs Close Greenway

Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe on Saturdays and Sundays at the Greenway on the Lake Haigler entrance. Rates are $5 for members and $10 for non-members for two hours on the beautiful Lake Haigler. (Please note that at this time The Anne Springs Close Greenway is only open to members Friday-Sunday).

Camp Canaan

Starting just south of the Lake Wylie dam, Canaan offers a guided kayak tour down the Catawba River led by a highly experienced and trained guide. At Canaan Adventures, you don’t just rent a kayak, you’re guided on a memorable trip!


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River Park

This 70-acre park along the Catawba River features a kayak/canoe launch, an outdoor classroom, picnic tables, and a large picnic shelter. T

Ebenezer Park

Check out Ebenezer Park right along the shore of Lake Wylie! Featuring a kayak/canoe lunch, you can post up on the beach and then explore Lake Wylie when you're ready to get wet!

Riverwalk- Catawba River Access

For a change of pace, paddles can also put in at Riverwalk and embark on a 2.75-mile trip that gets jump-started with the Class I/II rapid just below the launch. The trip continues to a second Class I rapid just before taking out at River Park. The landing is open to the public year-round.

Fort Mill Dam

Begin your journey at the Fort Mill Dam and float down to Riverwalk along 3.5 miles of slow-moving water with two small Class I rapids. 

Allison Creek Access Area

Looking for a place to put your kayak into Lake Wylie? Look no further than Allison Creek Access Area. This boat ramp is open to the public for those trying to get out on the water. Restrooms and a fishing pier are also provided.