• 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.


      5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
      Charlotte, North Carolina 28214 USA

      Phone Numbers:

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