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July 27, 2019

All Day

Hours of Operation

July 27

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: 10:30a - 7:30p


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

OUTFITTERS: 8:30a - 9:00p


- Slow Flow Yoga: 9:30a
- Open Level Flow Yoga: 11:30a
- 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.

7:00 am

Amphibious Duathlon

July 27 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am

Accessible for both the expert multi-sport athlete as well as the entry-level novice, the Amphibious Duathlon combines a flatwater kayak paddle with two separate trail run sections. Participants will start the race with a 5Kish trail run that ends at the USNWC’s Flatwater Dock where the Catawba River will have it’s time to shine. After the paddle section, it is back to the trails for another 5Kish trail race to the finish. This annual sellout race includes the flatwater kayak, paddle and PFD with registration. Please note that participants will not be allowed to utilize their own personal watercraft.

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7:00 pm

River Jam

July 27 @ 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 July 27, River Jam features Jared & The Mill.

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1:00 pm

Canyon Bikes Demo

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Check out the latest and greatest in mountain bikes from Canyon Bicycles. Various models and sizes will be made available for you to take out on the USNWC’s 40+ mile trail system. Located at the Overlook (near the Adventure Pavilion).

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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.