Remember how important recess was when you were a kid in school? It not only meant a time away from studying, it was also a time to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize. Like most adults striving to create a “recess” outside of work, we too wanted to continue this idea. Our goal was to create a unique place that would allow people to escape their daily routine to spend some time outdoors. That idea came to fruition in August 2006, with the opening of the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC). With over 24 activities, a restaurant, live music shows and events, we've deemed this the perfect playground for both children and adults. Recess is back.
Home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river, the USNWC invites outdoor enthusiasts to play, relax and learn on the 500+ acres that make up the facility.
Play - 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.
Relax - 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.
Learn - The USNWC offers summer camp, outdoor leadership and other team development programs that educate individuals, families and groups of all ages and skill levels.
The U S National Whitewater Center is the perfect setting for any size event including Business Meetings, Conferences, Receptions, Family Reunions, Church or Civic Group Gatherings and Weddings. Complete audio/visual equipment Available. Host your event in our conference center or choose from a variety of outdoor options in the Adventure Pavilion or tented sites. Full catering services are available for all venues.
US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte
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US National Whitewater Center