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September 4, 2019

All Day

Hours of Operation

September 4, 2019

MAIN GROUNDS: Open daily from dawn until dusk.

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

PASS ACTIVITIES: 10:00a - 6:00p

WATER RELEASE: 11:30a - 5:30p


- River’s Edge: 11:30a – 7:00p
- The Market: 10:00a – 5:00p
- Biergarten: 6:30p - 9:00p

OUTFITTERS: 9:00a - 6:30p


- 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.

7:00 pm

WFAE Ken Burns Country Music Documentary Preview

September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WFAE and the Whitewater Center invite you for a preview screening of the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, Country Music.

Prior to the film screening, Joni Deutsch of WFAE's Amplifier podcast will interview Charlotte based country musician Bill Noonan and historian Tom Hanchett about the history and influence of country music on the Queen City.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Ken Burns' Country Music premieres Sunday, September 15 at 8 pm on WTVI and UNC-TV.

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6:00 pm

Paddle to Table

September 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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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.