Elite Slalom paddlers strive for precision and speed on the legendary Nantahala Falls course at this classic southeastern race. Additionally, wildwater racers compete in spring and classic components on the Nantahala River.
Spectators are invited to enjoy the show from the Forest Service walkway along the Nantahala Falls, which affords excellent views of both races. Bring a cup of fresh coffee from River's End Restaurant, located just downstream of the race course, and warm your hands as you enjoy US whitewater racing at it's best! Racers and their families receive 10% off at River's End Restaurant for the race weekend - just wear your US Open t-shirt into the restaurant.