The USNWC is a nonprofit outdoor recreation and adventure sports facility. The focus of the Center is to encourage an active, outdoor lifestyle for our guests. The Center’s unique feature is the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. The USNWC is 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and provides over 400 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River. Families, outdoor enthusiasts, casual observers and Olympic athletes share this world-class sports and training center.