Welcome to Catawba Valley Outing Club

Catawba Valley Outing Club  (CVOC),  founded in 1984 in Catawba County, North Carolina,  is  an  organization specifically tailored to the outdoor enthusiast to bring like-minded people together for outdoor activities.


Whether you enjoy cycling, camping, hiking, paddling, skiing or any other outdoor activity, CVOC provides the opportunity to meet people with common interests and immediately provides a network of outdoor enthusiasts to share their experience and love for the outdoors in the Mid-Atlantic region. 


Group-oriented outings are scheduled often, usually weekly, and include hiking in surrounding area parks and mountains, and kayaking, canoeing and rafting the beautiful rivers, lakes and streams anywhere from Lake Hickory to many others in North and South Carolina, and as far away as Florida.  Cycling is also a favorite, with trips made often to greenways in Morganton, Lenoir, Boone, and Ashe County. 


CVOC meetings are held at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays of even months: February, April, June, August, and October. Meetings are not held in December.  The meetings will be on the Catawba Valley Community College campus at 2550 Hwy 70 SE in Hickory, NC-  DirectionsWest Wing (Room WW-120) of the main campus building.  Facing the college on US-70 at the stop light as you enter the campus, the building is on your left.  If you park in the first parking lot and enter the building, take the first hallway to the right......WW120 is at the end of the hall; if you park in the second parking lot and enter the building, WW120 is the first room on your left.  We have the room assigned to us from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. 


Please check out our website which includes information on how to become a member,  a calendar of events, as well as photos and videos of our fun-filled trips. The club is also on Facebook!  We're a friendly, active, diversified group, and we welcome you to join us!



   ******* COVID-19 NOTICE **********

Until further notice, to keep in compliance with 6-foot social distancing, the Catawba Valley Outing Club is not conducting any organized group gatherings.