Hours of Operation

When are we open?

  • Our main gate and trails are open, weather permitting, 365 days a year, from dawn until dusk.
  • The availability of our activities and related operating hours vary with the seasons.
  • Operating hours can be added or extended for groups and events. For more information, please call our Group and Event Planners at 704.391.3900
  • All activity availability, schedules and hours are subject to change without notice.

What activities will be open when I visit?

  • Due to the seasonality of the USNWC, activities will be limited in their availability, particularly in the months after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.
  • Because the timing and availability of our activities can change from day to day, the Activity Schedule is the best resource for daily activity information.

Notes about the weather:

  • In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may not be available.
  • Please check weather conditions before purchasing any activity pass.
  • Refunds and rain checks are not available.