Spectator Guide

Admission

Admission to the kayak competitions will be free! Parking in City-owned decks will be free.

Festivals and events

Throughout the training and competition schedule, the Local Organizing Committee will be staging community-oriented festivals and special events. Many of these activities will be free to the public but some may have a nominal charge for entry. All events will be free for credentialed competitors. The festival and event schedule is being finalized and organizers will be announcing more details soon.

Preliminary festival and entertainment dates

October 1, 2022 Free Concert, Community Events during the day
October 2, 2022 Welcoming Event and Social for Athletes, Coaches and VIP’s at Powerhouse
October 5, 2022 Award Ceremony and Social for Athletes, Coaches and VIP’s
October 7, 2022 Free Concert
October 8, 2022 Music, Food, and Children’s activities in the afternoon and early evening
October 9, 2022 Award Ceremony and Social for Athletes, Coaches and VIP’s

Location

RushSouth Whitewater Park

COMPETITION #1 VENUE – Ambush Rapids
3 - 5 October 2022
3331 1st Avenue, Columbus, GA 31904.

COMPETITION #2 VENUE – Good Wave
7 - 9 October 2022
The island is along the riverwalk but about 25 feet lower than the closest road (Bay Avenue). The nearest free public parking garage is located at 4 12th W. Street. Note: GPS with Apple and Google both pull up an address near Broadway that is incorrect.

About RushSouth Whitewater Park

Set within a 2.5 mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River, RushSouth Whitewater Park in Columbus, Georgia, offers a host of water sports along with a wide range of outdoor activities. From the Riverwalk, people can see whitewater rafters enjoying the big waves, kayakers playing in the many holes and ledges, and others enjoying SUP’s. Downstream of the rapids, many enjoy a leisurely paddle in recreational kayaks on flat water.

Directly adjacent to and above the competition venue, people can take muti-state ziplines across the river and through the treetop canopy tour. While some enjoy the challenge of our riverside disc golf course, others ride, walk, and jog the 26-mile (42km) trail network along the Riverwalk and the Dragon Fly trail that flows inland.

RushSouth Whitewater Park is an attraction for Columbus residents and draws thousands regionally each year as their preferred destination for outdoor recreation. The venue is also family-friendly and includes a playground and splash pad for children of all ages along with lawn space for community festivals and events.

RushSouth Whitewater Park is managed by Uptown Columbus LLC. The outfitter for this venue is Whitewater Express who provides options for kayaking, rafting, stand-up paddle, disc golf, zipline recreation, and fly fishing.

Upcoming Events

International Canoe Federation logo
3 - 5 October 2022
USUnited States
COLUMBUS - GEORGIA Details
International Canoe Federation logo
7 - 9 October 2022
USUnited States
COLUMBUS - GEORGIA Details
International Canoe Federation logo
27 June - 1 July 2023
USUnited States
COLUMBUS - GEORGIA Details