The world’s largest man-made whitewater river is just minutes from Downtown Charlotte. A major advantage of kayaking at the USNWC is the consistent quality of rapids and the limited amount of flatwater. Paddlers with whitewater specific boats and all the associated equipment can enjoy world class whitewater nine months of the year. Additionally slalom athletes demonstrate skills while training or competing in Olympic style racing events throughout the year.
Because whitewater kayaking is inherently risky all kayakers should have previous experience in Class III whitewater and must provide their own boat, helmet, paddle, spray skirt and personal floatation device. If you do not have previous experience, we offer professional whitewater kayaking instruction.