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October 4, 2019

All Day

Hours of Operation

October 4

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: 11:00a – 6:30p

FOOD & BEVERAGE

- River’s Edge: 11:30a – 9:00p
- Inside Market: 10:00a – 6:00p
- Pump House Biergarten: 5:00p – 10:00p

OUTFITTERS: 9:00a - 8:00p

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.

8:00 am

Catawba SwimRun Race

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A distinct multisport race, the Catawba SwimRun is a twist on the classic ÖTILLÖ SwimRun concept. Teams of two will alternate between trail running throughout the Whitewater Center trail system and open water swimming in the Catawba River. Designed in a lap format, the race is comprised of two different course distances and allows competitors to race solo if they wish. The 1 Lap total distance equates to 3.2 miles of running and .5 miles of swimming, while the 3 Lap total distance equates to 10 miles of running and 1.6 miles of swimming. One of the few races of this kind in the region, the Catawba SwimRun offers competitors a chance to combine disciplines and test their endurance on land and in the water.

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6:00 pm

Zipline and Dine

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Zipline and Dine takes guests soaring through the sky and climbing through the trees with a chef-curated meal awaiting at the end of the adventure. Take in a bird’s eye view of the USNWC as you fly on the Center’s longest zipline, spanning 1,625 feet before traversing a series of ropes bridges and platforms, and zipping 1,100 feet back down to Hawk Island. After a short hike back, you’ll be greeted with a three course meal with new culinary creations being featured each week.

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7:03 pm

Whitewater Film Series – Andy Irons

October 4 @ 7:03 pm - 9:30 pm

The Andy Irons Story is a documentary film that focuses on the true, untold story of one of the world’s most prolific surfers. The intent of the film is to show the unfiltered life of Andy Irons, one that was filled with energy, passion, success, and challenges. Challenges that pushed Andy to the brink and were both the best parts of Andy and the hardest to handle. Andy’s friends, family, and competitors share their stories of intimacy and fire with Andy Irons throughout the film. The unabashedly honest testimonials compel the story and reveal the very real side of Andy. This is not a film about surfing; this is a film about a person that lived life to its fullest at the top of his industry, but did so facing insurmountable internal challenges.

Lights. Camera. Adventure. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is proud to host the 2019 Whitewater Film Series featuring a variety of outdoor feature-length films from across the globe. Viewers will have a chance to experience the active, outdoor lifestyle from the perspectives of those living it to the fullest. The Whitewater Film Series takes place on Friday evenings at sunset in April and October.

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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.