• U.S. National Whitewater Center - Charlotte, North Carolina

      Roadtrip Attraction
      You don't have to seek out a remote wilderness spot to engage in some challenging whitewater rafting. Just outside Charlotte, U.S. National Whitewater Center offers a variety of rafting experiences on an artificial river used as an Olympic training facility, located next to the natural Catawba River. If you're a beginner, you can take a group excursion under the guidance of expert tour leaders who love their job and make sure you'll love the adventure. If you're more experienced, you can go solo with a kayak. Also available are flatwater excursions on the Catawba, zip-lining, wall climbing, an adventure course, and trails for hiking and biking.

      Photo by Kimberly Goza

      If you go:
      Open all year. Wetsuits are available for rental and strongly advised, especially in cooler weather. You will, without a doubt, get very wet. Biking on the trails is free, but bike rental fees are charged if you don't bring your own bike.

      Links:


      5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
      Charlotte, North Carolina 28214 USA
      info@usnwc.org


      Phone Numbers:

      U.S. Naitonal Whitewater Center
      +1 (704) 391-3900


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