• Hiking
  • Bike01 Xl
  • Kayak
  • Catawba River Greenway
  • Singleswimmerlake
  • Woods Mountain


Year-round access to the Pisgah National Forest, in our unforgettable region of the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills.

Guided Fun - Thrifty Adventures and The Catawba Angler.    

Float the Catawba River, book a trip with Catawba River Outdoors.

Explore a trail in the Pisgah National Forest! 20+ area waterfall, running, and hiking trails totaling more than 150 miles.

Off-road biking trails including Kitsuma Peak/Young's Ridge, Curtis Creek Recreation Area, Woods Mountain, and Lake James State Park.

Blue Ridge Parkway - Stops at Little Switzerland, the Orchard at Altapass, Crabtree Falls, Linville Falls and a quick segue off the Parkway to explore Linville Caverns.

Gold and gem mining, golf courses, museums and art galleries.

Marion's 310 District - A .3 mile of a downtown neighborhood dotted with small breweries, tap rooms, music hall, restaurants, and art!

Old Fort, where you'll experience rushing trout streams, Mountain Gateway Museum, Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Curtis Creek Recreation Area, thousands of acres in old growth U.S. Forest Service land with miles of trails and streams.

Need other ideas?  Call us! 888-233-6111

Bear Creek Marina

Bear Creek Marina

Bear Creek Marina is part of a 200+ acre combined residential and recreational facility located on picturesque Lake James. Boat ...

  • Phone
Curtis Creek

Curtis Creek

A rushing trout stream, stocked with Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout, with handicapped access overlook on left side ...

Curtis Creek Campground

Curtis Creek Campground

U.S. Forest Service Recreation Area with over 10,000 acres in the Pisgah National Forest including Mackey Mountain, a ...

  • Phone
Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center is more than a campground, it also serves as a performance/event venue.  Located beside ...

  • Phone

© 2019 McDowell County Tourism Development Authority.
Designed & Developed by VanNoppen Marketing.