Whitewater Activities

Adventure Rafting

Adventure Rafting, our most popular whitewater activity, is designed for those wishing to experience the excitement of world-class whitewater. A mid-point between the relaxed Family Rafting and more extreme Rodeo Rafting trips, guests take on Class II, III and IV rapids. Participants should be comfortable with getting wet with the potential of coming out of their boat.

Available
With:
Qualifiers:

11 years old

Difficulty:
Intermediate
Advanced

Family Rafting

Family Rafting provides a fun-filled experience in a relaxed environment. Geared towards younger guests and first time participants, this adventure will take you through Class II and III rapids that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Available
With:
Qualifiers:

8 years old

Difficulty:
Beginner
Intermediate

Whitewater Kayaking

One of the major advantages of kayaking at the USNWC is the consistency of quality rapids and limited amount of flatwater. Paddlers with whitewater boats and gear can enjoy our whitewater channels nine months out of the year. Considering the inherent risk, all kayakers should have previous experience in Class III whitewater and be able to perform a reliable combat role.  Additionally, kayakers must provide their own boat, helmet, paddle, spray skirt, and personal flotation device. Professional whitewater kayaking instruction is available.

A selection of whitewater kayaks are available for purchase in the Kayak Center. Please ask about trying one of our demo kayaks before purchase.

Available
With:
Qualifiers:

8 years old

Difficulty:
Advanced

Whitewater SUP

Take your stand-up paddle boarding experience from relaxing to challenging on our man-made whitewater river. For guests who own the proper SUP gear (board, paddle, helmet, and PFD), this activity is available with the purchase of an AllSport or QuickSport Pass. Participants must have prior SUP experience in Class III rapids. If you do not have previous experience, professional instruction is available.

Available
With:
Qualifiers:

12 years old

Difficulty:
Advanced

Upgrades

Rodeo Rafting

Take on the most aggressive lines that our whitewater has to offer with Rodeo Rafting. You and your team of up to four people will test your skill against drops, waves, and tight technical turns using kayak-style maneuvers. This is an extreme activity in class II, III and IV rapids, so participants should be prepared for a lot of swimming. Rodeo Rafting is available only at select times, must be signed up for on the day of your visit, and requires an upgrade fee.

Available
With:
Qualifiers:

16 years old

Difficulty:
Advanced