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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Hours

Closed
Sun
12AM
Mon-Sat
Closed

Location

West Charlotte

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The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or participate in the offsite programs featured throughout the United States, the USNWC wants you to play, relax and learn outside.

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Don Savage

2 months ago

Wow this place is amazing and has many outdoor adventures you can try. I brought my Mountain Bike to ride the 50+ miles of trails and it definitely didn't disappoint. They also have rafting, kayaking, zip lines, walking, running trails and it's just a great place to bring your family for a day of outside adventures.

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S R

4 months ago

Absolutely one of the best adventures available. Four of us had a fantastic time. Zip line very fun. 100 foot drop/jump. Seriously I was a great big baby. The staff member at the top of the stairs on the tower was Sooo sweet and patient with me. Walked me through it kept me completely safe. Scared totally.Safe absolutely.A complete blast yes. Do it again? Of course. Seeing the children with zero fear totally embarrassing. Rafting through the rapids so easy. 3 of us tried our best to fall out of the raft. But we stayed in and made it through 4 sets of runs. The rafts are safe, the staff super attentive. The equipment seemed quality. An hour went way too fast Good food, clean park, easy parking, ginormous 400 plus acre site. So many staff members. I was completely impressed Great store with fantastic equipment, supplies, clothing. Top notch. They provide everything you need to enjoy your day. This is a must see and experience adventure.

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Pinky Parsons

3 months ago

One of the best places in the Charlotte area. They have something for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. From hanging out in the shade people watching to trail running, mountain biking, zip lining and climbing. Seriously, there's also yoga and kayaking and I could go on. The facilities are well kept and maintained and the trails are well managed. Events (races) are run efficiently and are adorable. Love love love the whitewater center.

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C.T Williams

2 weeks ago

This place is so fun and amazing! Definitely worth the drive from Hampton roads! From the customer service(shout-out to Mr. Bill in guest services) to the instructors. Customer service is not lacking. Everyone was pleasant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about helping customers. The facility was very clean! Adventure Rafting was SOOO fun & I can't wait to come back and try a full day pass to experience everything and even Big Water. Thanks for the incredible experience !!!

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Ian McIlwraith

2 weeks ago

What a fun place! Ive come here a handful of times, once with a group and twice with my wife. All of the visits have been a blast! Whitewater rafting itself is my favorite part of the center. The experience does depend on the instructor that you get some are more likely to have you end up in the water than others, but no matter which instructor you get, its a thrilling experience. The Whitewater Center also has great ropes courses which Ive enjoyed (both a low ropes and a high ropes). The whole vibe of the place is incredible, too. Just lots of people having fun doing outdoorsy activities. It can be a bit pricey, but its worthwhile going at least once a year in my opinion! Highly recommended.

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