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U.S. National Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation and athletic training facility for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Whether you want to play, relax, or learn, come out to the Whitewater Center during your next stay in Charlotte.  Just 10 minutes away from the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel is the perfect location for your Charlotte stay. 

The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) promotes an active, outdoor lifestyle.  The USNWC provides access to the outdoors for all levels through programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. So get outside and visit the USNWC on your next visit to Charlotte. 

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The USNWC has over 24 fun outdoor activities that are fun for all ages. Activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines and ropes courses.

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The facility also has live music shows and outdoor festivities that create a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Some of the events include the Fourth of July festival, a 5K trail race, and the Thursday night River Jam series. 

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The USNWC offers summer camp options, outdoor leadership training and other team development programs.   These educational opportunities are open for all ages and skill levels.

Hours: 10am-5pm daily

Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214

Phone: (704)-391-3900