U.S. National Whitewater Center

Over 30 different recreational activities across 1300 acres awaits you at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hike along 50 miles of protected trails along the Catawba River, get an aerial view while ziplining above, or engage in dozens of other activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, or ropes courses. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Center’s claim to fame: the world’s largest artificial whitewater river. It has 12,000 gallons of water along 3,750 feet of Class II to IV rapids that are cleaned and filtered every 24 hours.