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US National Whitewater Center

Updated: January 16, 2013
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Play, Relax, Learn.

Home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river, the USNWC invites outdoor enthusiasts to play, relax and learn on the 400 acres that make up the facility.


With more than 24 activities, the USNWC creates an outdoor playground for all ages. Activities that include whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines and ropes courses are available to all ages and skill levels.


For those looking to escape daily routine, live music shows and outdoor festivities create a unique atmosphere of relaxation and fun. Whether it’s the Fourth of July festival, a 5K trail race or the Thursday night River Jam series, there is always something exciting going on at the USNWC.


The USNWC offers summer camp, outdoor leadership and other team development programs that educate individuals, families and groups of all ages and skill levels.


Mission Statement

The mission of the U.S. National Whitewater Center is to build stronger communities by:

  • Promoting healthy and active lifestyles
  • Developing environmental stewardship
  • Encouraging family and civic interaction

The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is a locally owned and operated, North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Situated on over 400 acres of woodlands, the USNWC fosters an environment for people to come together to play outside.

Dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles and developing environmental stewardship, USNWC is home to the world’s largest, man-made whitewater river, offering premier outdoor activities with: whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines, a canopy tour, team building and rope courses. The AllSport Pass is the most popular way to experience the USNWC, offering all day access to the AllSport activities.


Address 1: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
City: Charlotte
State/Province: North Carolina
Country: United States
Postal Code: 28214


Phone: 7043913900
Fax: 7043921922
Contact Person: Ally Gordon

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