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July 4, 2019

All Day

Hours of Operation

July 4

MAIN GROUNDS: Open daily from dawn until dusk.

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

PASS ACTIVITIES: 9:00a - 8:00p

WATER RELEASE: 10:00a - 7:30p


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

OUTFITTERS: 8:30a - 9:30p


- Slow Flow Yoga: 9:30a
- Open Level 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.


Fourth of July Celebration

July 3 @ 9:00 am - July 4 @ 10:00 pm

A summer classic, the USNWC’s two-day Fourth of July Celebration is back for its ninth year and will once again provide plenty of opportunities to get outside and active over the holidays. In addition to the typical pass activities and tour options, the festival will also feature live music, various yoga practices, Battle Royale SUP Sprint, and two days of booming firework shows overlooking the world’s largest man-made whitewater river.

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4:00 pm

Battle Royale SUP Sprint

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Battle Royale is a head-to-head SUP Sprint on the lower pond of the USNWC. The sights and sounds of the USNWC’s Fourth of July Celebration will provide the backdrop as participants negotiate various buoys and currents in a tournament style bracket. This beginner friendly race (race registration includes the Stand-up Paddleboard and all equipment needed) is a perfect opportunity to add some friendly competition into the holiday weekend. Please note that participants will not be allowed to utilize their own personal boards.

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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.