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8 fun whitewater courses around the world

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 11, 2013, 11 a.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center

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U.S. National Whitewater Center, North Carolina

Another headline-grabbing whitewater course in the Southeast is the U.S. National Whitewater Center near the heart of Charlotte, N.C. It has a world-class course for kayakers and rafters with rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV.

It also offers stand-up paddling and canoeing, and if you're looking to hone your skills, lesson packages are available.