County government facilities and libraries are closed Thurs., November 26 and Fri., November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. County parks will reopen Friday, November 27 through the weekend. Visit here for landfill and convenience center holiday hours.

Fees & Permits

Park Fees may be waived for educational activities, charitable events, or County sponsored events.

Type of Permit/ActivityRiverbend ParkBakers Mountain ParkSt. Stephens Park
Dog Park (per dog)$20.00/yearNot Applicable$20.00/year
Sign Permit$10.00/day$10.00/day$10.00/day
PicnicNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
Picnic Shelter Reservation$5.00/hour
Education/Meeting Facility$50.00Not Applicable$50.00
Hiking, Fishing, Wildlife ViewingNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge
Vendor Permit2% of gross sales or $50.00 minimum
Additional Charge Applied to Parks Fees for Non-County Residents………………...$10.00
Please sign in at the kiosk upon arrival. Catawba County Parks do not rent bikes, or canoes.
Camping is not allowed in the parks. Ranger on duty during park hours.