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Riverbend Park Rules & Regulations

6700 Hwy 16 N
Conover, NC 28613
Phone: (828) 256-9157

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Blair Rayfield, Parks Manager
Phone: (828) 312-4803
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  We want your visit to be safe and enjoyable. Help protect and preserve our natural heritage by observing the following:
  • Sign in at kiosk upon arrival.
  • Removal of any plant, animal, artifact or mineral is prohibited.
  • All Catawba County Parks are wildlife preserves. Hunting and trapping are not permitted.
  • Do not litter; throw trash in proper receptacles located throughout the park.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the park.
  • Fishing is permitted during park hours, but only from the bank. Regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission apply.
  • Swimming, wading, and bathing are not permitted in the park.
  • Fireworks, as well as firearms and all other weapons are not permitted. Carrying legally permitted concealed handguns in Catawba County Parks will be allowed.
  • Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • North Carolina motor vehicle and traffic laws apply in the park. Observe the posted 10-mph speed limit.
  • Dogs are allowed off leash ONLY in Dog Park. A Dog Park Permit must be obtained.
  • Bikes must yield to hikers.
  • Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in the river, pond, stream, park office, or restrooms.
  • Motorized bikes, four wheelers, and other off road vehicles are not permitted.
  • Picnic shelters must be left clean after use.
  • Use of the picnic shelters may be subject to reservation during high volume periods. Reservations must be made in person at the park office. 
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • No access/put-in for motorboats or inflatable crafts.
Preserving Catawba County's Natural Heritage