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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hours

Closed
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12AM
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Closed

Location

West Charlotte

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USNWC: Pass Activities

There are endless ways to explore the 1,300-acre footprint of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Try more than 30 activities including whitewater rafting, ziplining, ropes courses, climbing, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, or take on 40+ miles of trail by mountain bike, hike or trail run. If relaxing is more the group’s speed, enjoy the active atmosphere and weekly live music with more than 100 beer taps and numerous food options for all tastes.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Available all year round. For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org.


USNWC: River Jam

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right in the middle of the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk and funk take center stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and during each of the center’s festivals. Enjoy the facility’s large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of the venue. Learn more at usnwc.org/riverjam.

Length of Experience:
Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May to September.


USNWC: Trails

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is home to more than 40 miles of single-track trails. Explore the N.C. woodlands by mountain bike, trail run or hike. With a 1,300-acre footprint, the facility allows guests to get outside and try new activities. After enjoying some nature, relax with one of the 100-plus beer taps on-site.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
No restrictions
Availability:
Available all year round. For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org


USNWC: Adventure Dining

Adventure Dining offers an alternative option to the routine restaurant experience by combining an outdoor activity with tailored, off-menu courses. Adventure Dining fuses together a novel activity and creative culinary dishes and then places them in the natural environment with different options throughout the year: Zipline & Dine, Paddle to Table, and River’s Edge Craft Dinner. Learn more at https://usnwc.org/relax/adventure-dining/.

Length of Experience: Time varies
Group Size:
For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@usnwc.org
Availability:
Varies

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Dale Hughes

10 months ago

Attended the 2-day Whitewater Kayaking 101 course. Had a blast. The instructors are super knowledgeable and very easy to learn from. The instructors created a positive environment where you were free to ask any oar as many questions as you like. They also provided additional instruction one on one to help you get the move or technique down. Looking forward to attending the next phase.

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A Fox

in the last week

Great place to spend a day or afternoon outdoors. Excellent variety of outdoor activities for all skill levels and what a great place to try new things. Beautiful facility with top notch services in a controlled environment. Definitely a good place to gather with friends and spend a day doing healthy activities or just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Would be a great place for a large group too. Will recommend and return.

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Patricia

11 months ago

There is something for everyone at the Whitewater Center! Lots of river activities on land and in the water like walking trails, biking trails, rock climbing, ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, and so much more. If you like live music and other events, there is some of that, too. There are a few places for food and drinks. The food is fantastic and lots of drink options. In the winter, there is even an ice skating rink. This is a great place to spend time.

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Franklin Quito

3 months ago

Great place to go for a ride, walk or just to enjoy some water rafting. They have more than you would expect and parking is not bad. During the winter months they have added ice skating and this year they have a races going on. Great place to take the family and you furry friends. Parking is now 6 bucks but if you plan on going more than once then just buy the parking pass for 60 and you can go as many times as you like!

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James Weymann

a year ago

What a great place to enjoy the outdoors and feel like you're in the mountains. Take your dog too but have to ask for bags at guest services. Stay away from the BBQ sandwich that should be SO much better considering we're in the south...but chicken sandwich was great! Love going here year round.