About Charlotte

DSCN6181-2Welcome to the Charlotte region

The Charlotte region sits within any number of great whitewater destinations. The USNWC or center has been open now and pumping water since 2007. It is the official National Training Center for whitewater athletes and has become a growing whitewater attraction for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. It is a great place to learn to kayak and the competition channel will challenge experienced boaters too. But this region boasts of much more for the paddler. Fortunately here in the Queen city we are very close to many different types of rivers. We have great access to relaxing less challenging whitewater, some great creek runs in our backyard and even some killer play spots scattered about. We are also close to some of the most challenging whitewater in the state. Many of the bigger rivers in NC are within about 2 hours of Charlotte. No matter what it is you are looking for you can find it close to Charlotte.

Recent News and Info

Jackson Kayaks: Karma (M)

May 18th, 2013 Contributed by: sgtriverrat

Me and Karma
Never in a million years would I believe I would own a Jackson Karma. I say that because I was such a die-hard Wave Sport Habitat 74 creeker fan. I had paddled my fair share of creek boats in an effort to find “the one” for a beginner creek boater. So much so ... Read More →

Awesome Customer Service

April 5th, 2013 Contributed by: sgtriverrat


This article is a little blurb about how folks should support local businesses as well as companies who truly have your best interest at heart.
April 5th, 2013 was an interesting day. Undoubtedly, it was not the day for me to get my raft guide stick. I ordered it through my local outfitter, Outdoor Supply in ... Read More →

Raft Guide School

April 5th, 2013 Contributed by: sgtriverrat

Okay so I decided to hit up the US National Whitewater Center’s (USNWC) Raft Guide School. Tough. Exhausting. Challenging. Superbly fun. These are just a few words to describe my recent whitewater experience. This is not a blog about rafting but rather exemplary leadership.  I made my initial decision to attend raft guide school because ... Read More →



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