06.23.23 – 06.25.23
North American Whitewater Open Canoe Slalom Championships
Wausau Whitewater Park, River Drive, Wausau, WI, USA
Open boat Nationals will return to Wausau Whitewater Park for 2023.
Racers and Spectators have long praised the park and course in Wausau as one of the best venues for OC Nationals, with a course that elite racers will find challenging while entry level racers will find accessible. Viewing and access points abound along the entire length of the course, for paddlers and spectators, and an easy, paved walking path parallels the course within yards, from top to bottom.
Camping is available at the venue, with an easy carry to the course, along with additional sites and a wide variety of lodging choices available within minutes of the park. Wausau is a medium sized city with many choices for dining, entertainment, and shopping as well. The course utilizes a diversion channel on the Wisconsin River and is dam controlled, so water levels are consistently controlled within a few cfs. The water, in June, is typically warm enough for paddling with shorts and a splash top, though paddlers should bring some warmer gear to account for the possibility of cool weather.
We are looking forward to a fun, challenging, sociable and memorable event, and we hope you will come and join us.Registration Link and More Information