Big Water

Get ready for action-packed paddling at Big Water, featuring the biggest and highest intensity whitewater the Whitewater Center has to offer. Class III and IV rapids take center stage with double the water to be enjoyed by paddlers and spectators alike during the months of May through September.


  • Big Water rafting participants must purchase a Day Pass, or be an Annual Pass holder.
  • Big Water rafting participants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Please book a Rafting Reservation for the 6:30 PM time slot on Thursday evenings OR 7:00 PM on Friday evenings from May through September.
  • Advance notice reservations are $5 per guest.  Please contact Guest Services at 704.391.3900 for more information.

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 |