Long Island Paddle Sports
Please call to make your Reservations! (828) 241-9809
We are open from 9am to 8pm, Everyday! Gift Certificates Now Available!
|Single Seat Kayak
|Two Seat Kayak, or a Canoe
Welcome to Long Island Paddle Sports. We are the premier rental outfitters for Lake Norman at the Catawba River (LKN @ Catawba River) for kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUP), and canoes. We are located at 1889 Kale Road in Catawba, North Carolina. Our phone number is 828-241-9809, please call for reservations and pricing.
Our kayaks and paddleboards are available right at the marina boat launch and we have all you need to enjoy a day on the water exploring Lake Norman. We supply all rentals with paddles and a fully adjustable personal floatation device (PFD), both adult and youth sizes available. All PFDs have an attached whistle for your safety.
Suggested Items to bring to enjoy your day:
- Favorite Beverages in a Cooler
- Protection for your cellphone (Ziploc baggies, etc.)
There is a water fall at the end of Balls Creek just a short 30-45 minute paddle away from the marina. The water stays calm on Balls Creek due to the shallows and lack of motor traffic. You’re sure to see turtles, fish, and an array of water birds. Some of the best fishing on the lake! To the north of the marina you will find miles of lily pads and more shallows. There are a dozen islands that are just a few minutes of paddling away from the marina, as well as Long Island itself where you can tie your kayak or SUP and camp or fish or just lay around and be lazy.
We offer a wide variety of sit on top kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, fishing kayaks, tandem kayaks, and canoes. All of our Ocean Kayaks and Old Towns are sit on top kayaks which are impossible to sink while the storage hatches are closed and locked. You can flip these kayaks and jump off the bottom, return to them and keep on going unlike canoes or traditional sit inside kayaks which would fill with water forcing you to the shore to start all over which is no fun! Our sit on top kayaks will keep you floating and having fun all day. Bring your cooler and have a picnic with your family and friends.
Water conditions can vary on Lake Norman and the Catawba river but stay mostly calm off the main channel. Lake Norman can get pretty busy at times with speedboats and jet skis however Long Island Paddle Sports is located in the perfect place for kayaking or paddleboarding with plenty of shallow spots the motors can’t reach.
To make reservations and have your boats waiting by the water please call 828-241-9809 anytime. Weather permitting our Hours of Operation are from Dawn to Dusk, mid-May to mid-October.
We look forward to helping you and yours make safe, long lasting memories with Long Island Paddle Sports on Lake Norman. Don’t forget to pickup a Long Island Paddle Sports Tee-Shirt on your way home!
Hope to see you soon!
one of many locations you’ll enjoy on a kayak trip on Lake Norman.
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