Passes & Tours

PASSES

Passes give you unscheduled access to available activities, and include the Day Pass, Annual Pass, and Single Activity Pass.

ACCESS: Day Pass and Annual Pass holders have access to available activities on the day of their visit. Activity availability is subject to change, and can be found on the Daily Activity Schedule.

UNSCHEDULED:  Experience the available activities in the order of your choosing. Whitewater rafting is booked by reservation, while all other available activities are first come, first served.

TOURS

Tours are guided and scheduled, and include the Canopy Tour, Zip Tour, and Raft + Zip Tour.

GUIDED: Each tour option takes you through a small group experience with the guidance and instruction of USNWC staff.

SCHEDULED: Each tour is reserved in advance and departs at a specified time. Once the tour is reserved, guests do not have to wait in line to begin the activity.

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Passes

Day Pass

Day Pass holders receive access to all available pass activities on the day of their visit.

PRICE

Adult Day Pass: $59

Youth Day Pass (Ages 9 & under): $49

Activity Access

Please click items below for specific activities, difficulties, and qualifiers.

  • +- Whitewater
  • +- Flatwater
  • +- Climbing
  • +- Ziplines
  • +- Ropes
  • +- Jumps
  • +- Trails

Annual Pass

The Annual Pass gives you unlimited access to every pass activity the USNWC offers. Active for 365 days from first use.

PRICE

Adult Annual Pass: $199

Youth Annual Pass (Ages 9 & under): $169

Activity Access

Please click items below for specific activities, difficulties, and qualifiers.

  • +- Whitewater
  • +- Flatwater
  • +- Climbing
  • +- Ziplines
  • +- Ropes
  • +- Jumps
  • +- Trails

Single Activity Pass

Single Activity Pass holders receive access to one qualifying pass activity, selected at the point of purchase. Single Activity Passes can only be purchased in person, and exclude Whitewater Rafting, Ziplines, Ropes Courses, and Jumps.

PRICE

$25 – $30

Activity Access

Please click items below for specific activities, difficulties, and qualifiers.

  • +- Climbing
  • +- Trails
  • +- Kayaking
  • +- Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Tours

Raft + Zip Tour

Adventure on the water and in the trees with the Raft + Zip Tour. Guests will venture through the USNWC’s Zip Tour for 1.5-2 hours, as well as take an Adventure Rafting trip down the world’s largest manmade whitewater river for 1.5 hours. Raft + Zip Tours are available during the months of March through October by reservation only.

Qualifiers:

Taller than 4 ft. 8 in., under 275 lbs., 11 years old

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Price:

$89

Canopy Tour

For guests looking for an extended adventure, the Canopy Tour is a 3-4 hour guided trip where participants will travel through the trees to 14 platforms via seven ziplines, cargo net climbs, rappel stations, sky bridges, and more. The Canopy Tour is available by reservation only.

Qualifiers:

Taller than 4 ft. 8 in., under 275 lbs.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Price:

$89

Zip Tour

The Zip Tour provides a 1.5-2 hour guided experience traversing a series of ziplines, rope bridges, and aerial platforms through the woodlands along the Catawba River. The Zip Tour is available by reservation only.

Qualifiers:

Taller than 4 ft. 8 in., under 275 lbs.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Price:

$49

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