Pursuant to Executive Order No. 121, activities and most services are currently unavailable. Visit the Calendar for today’s current operations information.

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April 4, 2020

All Day

Hours of Operation

April 4

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 121, activities and most services are currently unavailable. Services are currently limited to takeaway Food & Beverage options only at select times.  The Whitewater Center's policy restricting all outside food and beverage remains in effect.

MAIN GROUNDS: Open daily from dawn until dusk.

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

RESTROOMS: Adventure Pavilion


The Market: 10:00a-5:00p
Airstream To-Go: 10:00a-5:00p
River’s Edge: Closed
Pump House Biergarten: Closed
*Alcohol may only be purchased to be consumed off premises and on a to-go basis.




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.

7:30 am

Whitewater Triathlon – Postponed

April 4 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Whitewater Triathlon is postponed until further notice. Registered racers should have received an email regarding the postponement that outlined options for race registration and refunds. Registered racers will be notified via email once the race is rescheduled for a later date. Open registration will be unavailable until a new date is selected. Please review the email and contact the race director with any additional questions at racedirector@usnwc.org.

The Whitewater Triathlon might follow the standard tri recipe: swim, bike, run, but Whitewater’s version places competitors in an off-road environment. Take on a 1K open water swim in the Catawba River, a 23K mountain bike leg and a 6.5K trail run through the Whitewater Center’s trail system. Come to challenge yourself. Race to beat a record. And cross the finish line, knowing you stepped outside of your comfort zone.

Check out the shorter distance if triathlons are new to you or you’re looking for a sprint tri with the 400m open water swim in the Catawba River, 12K mountain bike leg, and a 3K trail run.

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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.