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Catawba River Basin

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The Catawba River Basin in North Carolina is a place of extremes—you can discover both urban and wild adventures within its boundaries. The basin contains a large national wilderness area near its headwaters and a major metropolitan area where the Catawba River flows into South Carolina. This haven of natural wonders includes the 6,000-foot Grandfather Mountain, the Pisgah National Forest, Linville Falls, one of the most beautiful and popular cascades in the Appalachian Mountains, and Linville Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in the eastern United States.