U.S. National Whitewater Center
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.
Had an amazing time here on a weekend. We were lucky to visit on the day they had the build your own boat event. It was packed and there was an amazing atmosphere. It was fun to watch the enthusiasm with which people cheered and the creativity and resourcefulness of the participants. I personally tried the mountain bike rental for the first time and enjoyed it. My friend tried the rafting and had a great time as well. They have a huge number of trails to explore and a wide range of activities (zip lining, rock climbing, rafting/ice skating) to choose from. Perfect spot to spend a day outdoors.
Loved it! All we did was hiking and it was great! If you like rock climbing or Mt. Biking you need to check it out! There are activities for all ages! There's an outfitter for you to buy gear and a restaurant too. The food was great! I had an excellent, flavorful, burger, with thick pieces of bacon in it.
This is an awesome facility! It's not far from highway I-85. Everyone that comes has to pay for parking, but after that you only pay for whatever activity you want to participate in. Walking the trails or the grounds is free. Plan on spending the whole day here. With that in mind, they offer food and beverages and have several restrooms throughout. Any activity that you want to participate in requires on site training before you can participate. Everyone is welcome, of all ages.
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.
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.