U.S. National Whitewater Center


0.5 Miles | 10 Minutes

U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Charlotte, NC 28214

Across the river from Tailrace Marina, a second, narrower river channel leads to the dock at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Allow a few hours to pull out on the sandy shoreline, hike up the trail to the activity center and restaurant, and enjoy everything USNWC has to offer. Go rafting on the man-made whitewater river, or climbing, mountain biking, and ziplining on 1,300 acres of forested trails.

Need a break before you get back on the river? Relax on the lawn with a craft beer from the Pump House Biergarten and lunch from the River’s Edge Grill while you watch whitewater kayakers play in the class II-IV rapids. Another alternative to consider is planning your paddle trip around more than 50 races, concerts, outdoor films, and festivals that the center hosts throughout the year.



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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

Visitors Center is closed until further notice.



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