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As an extension of our kayak/SUP rentals, Sun's Up Scuba offers several "River Run" rental packages that include special kayak/SUP rentals and transportation. Our River Run rental options make paddle trips easier for you by transporting you from our shop to the put-in, then picking you up at the take-out location and transporting you back to our shop whenever you call* us!

South Fork River Run - $25.00 per Paddler

Paddlers are put into the South Fork River at the Spencer Mountain Boat Launch. Once on their way from there, paddlers travel south through an up river stretch of class 1 and 2 rapids. Following these rapids, paddlers experience uninterrupted flatwater along a more remote section of the South Fork River with only scarce signs of the surrounding city's civilization. Paddlers encounter the next major sign of civilization, Interstate 85, as they pass under it. Shortly after this, paddlers must exit the water to portage their craft alongside the McAdenville Lake Dam. Entering the water again, paddlers pass by South Fork Village Apartments, where paddlers of age can stop in for a brew at District 8 Beer Company. Further along downstream, paddlers travel through the heart of Downtown Cramerton with attractions including Doffer's Canteen, Mayworth's Public House, and Goat Island Public Park. Finally, paddlers are taken out of the river at the Riverside Park and Greenway.

Total Distance: Approximately 8 Miles
Total Paddle Time: Approximately 3.5 Hours
Recommended Run for: Sightseeing, all-day outing, sipping, and eating

Upper Catawba River Run - $25.00 per Paddler

Paddlers are put into the Catawba River at their choice of River Street Park or the Mount Holly Boat Landing. About two miles downstream, paddlers encounter the Felts Island bifurcation, with the U.S. National Whitewater Center on the river left anabranch and J. R. Cash's Bar & Grill on the river right main channel. Once past Felts Island, Paddlers pass under Interstate 85 then U.S. Route 74 farther downstream. Finally, paddlers are taken out of the river at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park.

Total Distance: Approximately 4 Miles
Total Paddle Time: Approximately 3 Hours
Recommended Run for: Paddling slow to fish and/or birdwatch

Lower Catawba River Run - $45.00 per Paddler (Minimum of 2 Paddlers)

Paddlers are put into the Catawba River at the Fort Mill Dam River Access. Approximately 3.5 miles downstream, paddlers reach the Piedmont Medical Center Riverwalk and the various attractions that accompany it. These attractions are followed by the scenic Riverwalk Trestle, which is a great area for photography and nature walks. The remainder of the this run is through mostly uninterrupted woodland, including several state parks and the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation. Finally, Paddlers are taken out of the river at Chester Highway near the Catawba Fish Camp.

Total Distance: Approximately 29 Miles
Total Paddle Time: 10 Hours
Recommended Run for: all-day paddling, exercise, and scenic woodland viewing
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