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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hours

Closed
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12AM
Mon-Sat
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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Erin Fitzgibbons

a week ago

This place was so fun! Went on a Sunday in September, and it wasn't crowded. My mom and I got there just before 10, rented a bin, started with kayaking at 10:30, zip lined at 12, and white water rafted at 2pm (the later two required reservations). If we could've stayed longer, I would have loved to do the deep water solo rock climbing. They had a couple of great food places with beer and other beverages, although vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options were lacking or non-existent, so we left to eat for a late lunch. There were lots of restrooms, plenty of water fountains, and a good mixture of people of all sorts. Be prepared to get your steps in - and a great workout!

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Dale Hughes

3 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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Patricia

4 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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REMEE DOH

2 weeks ago

Family rafting was really fun. Our raft guide, Eric, was really nice and made our experience much more exciting. He also did a lot of hard work because our two little sons couldn't paddle hard enough. Hope we can meet again next time. Climbing and flat water activities were good too. We are planning to come again soon.

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M Sandy

a month ago

Went for the day and had a great time. The adventure rafting is a definite must. Everyone should try that especially if it's your first time. They are constantly adding new high ropes course routes and new attractions. Their deep dive climbing wall is a lot of fun and you don't have to worry about ropes. If you decide to get lunch there, their food and drink selection is worth it. Can't wait to go again.