Swimming in Morganton


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  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
    At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park surrounds a 5-acre lake with a constellation of camping stations and activity centers. The Garcia family graciously plays host to guests who careen down the twists and turns of the park's 300-foot waterslide, play mini golf, or cast lines into the lake to catch waiting fish. Along with opportunities to connect with nature and name every tree after their fathers, the Garcias furnish visitors with space to set up tents, pop-ups, and RVs, or stay in the ground's own rough-hewn cabins. They also provide showers and laundry facilities to help campers maintain ties with civilization. The family becomes especially excited when pointing guests in the direction of North Carolina's Chimney Rock or Grandfather Mountain for hikes and breathless sightseeing adventures.
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    1210 Deacon Drive
    Marion, NC US
  • Ray's Splash Planet
    Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. The Planet is home to a fitness center with aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment. Ray's Splash Planet also contains party rooms available for re
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    329 N Irwin Ave
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Cedar Rock Country Club
    For 50 years, Cedar Rock Country club was a private facility. It has since made the switch to semi-private status, inviting members and guests alike to test their skills on one of the toughest golf courses in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course's 570-yard third hole is especially difficult?it features an uphill layout, a two-tiered green, and a creek, meaning golfers should consider themselves fortunate whenever they make par or whenever their ball doesn't scurry away out of sheer terror. Away from the course, Cedar Rock boasts an expansive practice facility and a fully-lit tennis area with four composite courts. The property also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool that, much like the lemonade stand outside of the White House, remains open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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    2065 Cedar Rock Estate Drive
    Lenoir, NC US
  • RiverGirl Fishing Company
    When patrons exit RiverGirl Fishing Co.'s historic train depot for their aquatic kayak and tubing lessons, they're placed in the charge of the outfit's founder, Kelly McCoy. During tours of the New River, which runs north through Todd, she educates guests about the area's natural landscape. As a fisheries biologist, Kelly's passion helps visitors and locals enjoy the surrounding landscape with conservation-conscious activities.
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    4041 Todd Railroad Grade Rd.
    Todd, NC US
  • Sink or Swim Scuba
    Brent Clevenger founded Sink or Swim Scuba in 2006 to provide regular open-water dive experiences to fledging and senior divers alike. He trains neophytes in his full-sized pool, letting them control their buoyancy to drop to the full twelve-foot depth after they master underwater breathing fundamentals in the shallow end. He also oversees scuba certification training during group dives at the Piedmont Dive Rescue Association Lake Norman Quarry. The former dig site provides plenty of underwater excitement with schools of fish and sunken objects to explore, such as the quarry manager's shed which used to house instructions on how not to flood the quarry.
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    4310 Wilkinson Blvd
    Gastonia, NC US
  • Paddle Core Fitness
    Paddles churn the crystal waters as a rainbow of boards slips silently across the surface of Mountain Island Lake. The shoreline, dappled with trees that shiver with cavorting wildlife, falls away behind the board's passengers as they stand in the middle of the aquatic expanse. Though the view is much different from the oceanic coastlines more commonly associated with the sport, the meditative calm and athletic challenge remain. With roots in Hawaiian culture, the unique method of riding a board takes advantage of the surfer's panoramic viewpoint and ability to avoid far-off swells and bossy tugboats. The act of constantly balancing and paddling, while simple, tones core muscles and enables participants to silently observe surrounding wildlife. Sup Charlotte keeps adventurers afloat on Riviera boards, which they sell and use in lessons to keep riders of all experience levels gliding more gracefully than swans looking for parking.
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    1010 Marina Village Dr.
    Mount Holly, NC US
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