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May 24, 2019

All Day

Hours of Operation

May 24

MAIN GROUNDS: Open daily from dawn until dusk.

TRAILS: Dawn until dusk. Please check trail status prior to your visit.

PASS ACTIVITIES: 10:00a - 7:00p

WATER RELEASE: 10:00a - 8:30p

FOOD & BEVERAGE

- River’s Edge: 11:30a – 10:00p
- Pump House Biergarten: 12:00p – 10:00p
- The Market: 10:00a – 9:00p

OUTFITTERS: 9:00a - 9:00p

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

- Open Level Flow Yoga: 9:30a
- Fun Flow Yoga: 6:30p

Please Note: All pass activities may not be available throughout the day. Please check the activities schedule upon arrival, or call 704-391-3900 for details. Hours of Operation are subject to change.

6:00 pm

Paddle to Table

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Paddle to Table offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a guided flatwater paddle down the Catawba River, followed by a unique dining experience in the outdoors. Choose between a flatwater kayak or stand-up paddleboard before putting in and enjoying a sunset paddle along the banks of the USNWC. After a short hike back, a chef-curated meal awaits guests at the Ridge Pavilion, with craft beer and wine options available for purchase.

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6:30 pm

Clinic: Intro to Map and Compass Navigation

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pick up a map and compass and learn the ins and outs of wayfinding. This clinic teaches the basics of orienteering including how to read map features and compasses, recognizing symbols and how to effectively use both for navigation.

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7:00 pm

River Jam

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk take center stage Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as well as during each of the USNWC’s festivals. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam.

On May 24, River Jam features Trapper Schoepp.

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Hours of Operation

When are we open?

  • Our main gate and trails are open, weather permitting, 365 days a year.
  • The availability of our activities and related operating hours vary with the seasons. Day-of activity availability is accessed through the Activity Schedule; other daily hours of operation, such as food and beverage, can be found on the Calendar.
  • 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 or submit an inquiry on the Groups page.
  • All activity availability, schedules and hours are subject to change without notice.
  • For other questions about activities at the USNWC, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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 day-of activity information.
  • Activity lines may close prior to pass hours.

Notes about the weather:

  • Events and programming operate rain or shine unless otherwise stated by USNWC Staff.
  • 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.