Whitewater Kayaking + SUP

Paddle class II-IV rapids on the world’s largest manmade whitewater river.

Paddle class II-IV rapids on the world’s largest manmade, recirculating whitewater river. The Wilderness Channel features standing waves, holes and powerful eddy lines, while also splitting into the pool-drop Instructional and Freestyle Channels. The Competition Channel has a steeper, more continuous nature that culminates in Big Drop.

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Whitewater Kayaking

Age: Prerequisites*

Whitewater Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Age: Prerequisites*


The Whitewater Center defines an experienced kayaker as one who has experience in Class III whitewater and owns all of their own kayaking equipment. If you are not an experienced kayaker, we offer instructional packages.

Pass Options

  • All Access Pass (Day Pass, Annual Pass)
  • Single Activity Pass

Kayak Instruction

Private lessons and group instruction is available to learn and develop paddling skills.

What to Wear

Personal Gear

Guest must provide all whitewater specific gear including PFD (Personal Flotation Device), paddle, boat, helmet, and spray skirt.

Where to Check-In

River Center



Do I need previous experience to whitewater kayak?

Yes, prior Class III whitewater paddling experience is required. Paddlers must provide their own paddling equipment.

Whitewater paddling instruction is available.

What kinds of water craft are permitted on the whitewater channels?

Whitewater-specific kayaks and canoes are the only boats allowed on the whitewater channels. Private inflatable crafts that are whitewater-specific, such as Catarafts (Shredders, Paddle Cats) and Inflatable Kayaks (Duckies) are also permitted.

Limit of 2 people per private craft. Private rafts, oar rigs and framed inflatable crafts are not permitted regardless of size.

Are kayaks available for rent?

Kayaks are available to demo for $25 / 4 hours for paddlers with experience and who own personal equipment including a paddle, PFD, helmet and sprayskirt.

Do I need a reservation to kayak on the whitewater course?

No advance reservations are required. All guests must check-in at the River Center prior to entering the whitewater channels.

Can I bring my own boat?

Paddlers are welcome to bring their own boats.

Whitewater kayakers are required to have all their own equipment.