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US National Whitewater Center Zip Line

Monday September 15

 

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation and athletic training facility in Charlotte, N.C.. It has facilities for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and even a “mega” zipline. The center is also an official Olympic Training site for whitewater slalom racing. Its location on about 400 acres of land adjacent to the Catawba River makes it ideal for all of its Olympic training purposes.
 
It takes 12 million gallons of Charlotte city tap water to fill the Center’s recirculating river. The river itself is cleaned every 24 hours by a sophisticated filtration and ultraviolet system. The whitewater portion of the river has a total of 3,750 feet of channel divided between two channels which contain the Olympic-standard slalom competition channel and the longer wilderness channel, which splits around an island at the very top. Class II to IV rapids can be navigated via canoe, kayak, or a guided raft. Practice all of your whitewater sports techniques here in this state of the art facility. 
 
In addition to the actual watersports, you can also soar through the air with a bird’s eye view of the U.S. National Whitewater Center on its very own one-of-a-kind 1,123 foot zip-line. It’s an experience you definitely won’t want to miss. Mega Zip riders take off the top of the 46 foot Mega Tower and fly over sections of the Class III and Class IV whitewater rapids. It is one of the more popular activities and is a “must do” for a day of fun in Charlotte. Picture yourself flying over the exciting whitewater training course and observing all of the action from your eagle eye perspective. It’s truly a ride like no other and with some very exciting scenery to boot. For this, and other ideas on what to do in the Charlotte, N.C. area, visit: http://www.funfix.com/

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