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International Ocean Film Tour – CLT @ USNWC
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
International Ocean Film Tour - CLT @ USNWC | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

The ocean is our greatest adventure playground and likely the biggest treasure chest of nature. With its dazzling diversity of species, the ocean never fails to amaze us and encourages us to protect what we love. The International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4 wraps the most powerful stories, inspiring protagonists and stunning visuals into one film programme to show us the place where all life began.

While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.


  • When: Friday, April 28th
  • Time: 8:07 pm (projected sunset on April 28th)
  • Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
  • Location: River Jam Stage

Charlotte Boat Demo @ Latta Plantation | Gar Greek Access
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.


Pump House River Run @ Rock Hill, SC
Jun 10 all-day
Pump House River Run @ Rock Hill, SC | Rock Hill | South Carolina | United States




Registration opening soon. Check back here for updates.

Kayak rentals will be available from permitted outfitters for the event.  Please check back for updates.This exciting two-stage adventure race consists of a three-mile paddle on the scenic Catawba River followed by a 5K Run on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail.  Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Youth and Adult divisions welcome and participants can compete solo or as two-person relay team.    Whether you are a river rat or 5K warrior, this off-beat duathlon will surely challenge your mind, body and spirit and reconnect you with nature and the great outdoors!  Sponsored by the new Pump House American Restaurant and coordinated by Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Proceeds benefit the Nature Navigators Endowment.


USCG Type III or Type V life jackets are required for paddling on the river; helmets are suggested.Race Information

Waivers will be emailed to all participants before the race and will be available on-site the day of the race.

  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable after June 1, 2017.
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director.
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. are discouraged for the safety of all participants.
  • All participants are responsible for making their own decisions while on the water including, but not limited to; which equipment to use, which route to take, whether their skill and experience level are appropriate for this experience based on current or anticipated weather/water/trail conditions.
  • Volunteers and rescue personnel will be on site during both portions of the race; however, all participants are responsible for self-rescue while on the river.
  • Kayak sitters will be available to watch kayaks at River Park until 2:00 PM
  • Shuttles will be available for relay teams.

Race Schedule:   Check back for updates.

For more information, please contact Hope Matthews at 803-817-5122.

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Store manager Rudy Hayden knows that the best climber, fisher, or other outdoor sportsman is the one having the most fun. Anyone who has forgotten a rash guard while surfing or didn’t purchase a windbreaker for a rainy hike knows that it’s hard to have fun when you’re cold and underprepared. At Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Charlotte, our staff knows outdoor activities and the appropriate gear inside and out.

Looking for a sleeping bag that will keep you warm at a certain temperature? Need a particular fishing fly? Do you know you want a kayak, but aren’t sure what kind you’d like? Come to our store, and we’ll make sure that you get what you need.

Don’t worry – we won’t load you up with dozens of gadgets that barely fit in your backpack and weigh eighty pounds. Our time outdoors has taught us what things you really need (thermal baselayers) and what you probably don’t (ten-pound portable shower). Whatever your situation is, our experienced staff has probably encountered it before, and we can give you the products (and the advice!) that you need for a successful outdoor adventure.

Do you want to explore the outdoors, but aren’t quite sure what to do? Come to our boat demos,standup paddle board demos, fly tying classes, or kayak fishing clinics. At Great Outdoor Provision Co., we want to share our passion for the wilderness with you.

Store Manager:

Rudy Hayden

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