Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
- 704-391-3900 ext. 1
- 90 minutes
The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte is a world-class rafting opportunity located on the Catawba River only 20 minutes from the heart of the Carolina's largest city. The center boasts the largest man-made recirculating river in the world and is an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. Participants must be ages 8+.
Over the course of the trip you'll ride the wilderness section, surfing waves and playing in eddies, and also test your skills on the tight and technical turns of the challenging competition channel of the river. After a run down, you'll ride a conveyer belt back to the top pond and get going again for another run down the river.
A day-pass costs $49 for adults and $29 for children under 11. This pass allows individuals to enjoy rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, a huge zip-line, and even an eco caching program.
Map + Directions
Take I-485 North and get off on Exit 12, Moores Chapel Road. Follow signs for WEST Moores Chapel Road through two traffic circles then turn right on Rhyne Road. Take a left on Belmeade Road and follow for one mile. Turn left onto Whitewater Center Parkway and follow for one mile until you see USNWC entrance on the right.