Plan Your Visit


Where are you located?

We’re located at the I-65 and I-85 interchange, one mile west of downtown Montgomery and right next door to Maxwell Air Force Base (MAFB). Link to Directions.

Do I need to pay for parking?

Parking is free for the day. Fees may apply for parking during events. Access our parking lot from the western Whitewater Parkway entrance and follow along the designated areas off Base Camp Boulevard. No overnight parking or camping is permitted at this time.

What can I do at Montgomery Whitewater?

Our 120-acre site sits on the banks of the historic Alabama River, minutes from downtown, and is an outdoor adventure park and community hub. During our first development phase, guided and unguided paddling activities are offered. Eddy’s, a 400-seat restaurant with a patio overlooking the whitewater channels, is open for lunch and dinner. We host a variety of on-site events and concerts. In addition, we have an outfitter store featuring apparel for daily essentials, from hats and t-shirts to more advanced technical gear for the whitewater or climbing enthusiast.

Are you open to the public?

Public gates are open from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. to walk around and enjoy the outdoor space. Refer to the calendar for hours of operation for water activities, the Outfitter Store, Eddy’s, and Eddy Out.

Do I need to pay to visit Montgomery Whitewater?

You must pay to access on-site activities or attend special events. However, you can enjoy our trails, visit our restaurant and bar, watch the activities, or connect with friends without paying an entry fee. No outside food or beverage is allowed on site, and no swimming is permitted in the whitewater channel system.

Can I just come and hang out?

Yes, while we encourage participating in the activities we offer, we’re open for you to come and enjoy the sunset or watch the action on the whitewater channel. Bring your own chair or sit on our patio and grab a drink!

Is the Alabama River open to the public through Whitewater Parkway?

Through Montgomery Whitewater’s agreement with the Montgomery County Community Cooperative District, access to the original boat ramp will reopen to the public as a boat launch for motorboats and human-powered crafts once Phase 2 of the Montgomery Whitewater development is complete.

What activities are offered?

During our first phase of development, we will offer various types of whitewater rafting and kayaking, festivals, and events.

Visit our Whitewater Activities and Events pages for more information.


Can I bring my own food and beverage?

All outside food and beverage are prohibited. Personal, re-fillable water bottles are permitted.

Is alcohol served on-site?

Yes, alcohol, including beer, wine, and liquor, will be served through Montgomery Whitewater’s Food and Beverage operation. No outside alcohol is permitted.


How much do activities cost?

Visit our Whitewater Activities page for information on specific guided and unguided activities and the costs associated with each.

Are day passes refundable?

No, all passes are non-refundable once purchased and activated for the day.


Can anyone whitewater raft? Do I need to know how to swim to participate?

Like any natural environment, whitewater rafting is an inherently dangerous activity requiring active participation. We offer several rafting options, with eight years old being the youngest age permitted for the Beginner Rafting experience.

The ability to swim is not required to whitewater raft but is highly recommended. You’ll wear a life vest and helmet at all times while on the whitewater, and comfort floating in moving current is a plus. Although there is no maximum weight limit for whitewater rafting, all guests must be able to fit in a life vest which allows for a 55” limit chest size.

Is the whitewater course filled with water from the Alabama River?

No, the whitewater course is filled with city water and has a state-of-the-art filtration and treatment system designed to treat all 12 million gallons of water.

Bringing your own boat?

No personal rafts are allowed on the whitewater channels and all rafting trips are led by a Montgomery Whitewater guide.

As long as they are whitewater-specific crafts, personal duckies, shredders, and personal whitewater kayaks are all permitted. There is also a demo kayaking fleet to choose from if you have your own gear and skill level to paddle class II-IV whitewater. For more information, contact Paul.

PFDs must be rated Type 3 by the Coast Guard. Helmets must be whitewater specific.


Is there a locker room or changing area on-site?

There is a small changing area in the bathrooms at Base Camp and an area at the Raft Barn, with free lockers available for your valuables. We do not have a full-service locker room with showers.

What should I wear to participate in your activities?

If you plan on whitewater rafting, plan to get completely wet, so wear a bathing suit and bring a change of clothes. Secure footwear is required for all on-water activities (no Crocs). We offer rental shoes and shoes for purchase in the outfitter store.

Can I bring my dog?

We welcome your four-legged furry friends! Dogs must always remain on a leash on the trails and throughout the property. Dogs are not permitted in the water.

Is smoking allowed?

No, we’re a non-smoking facility. For the comfort of all guests, smoking of any kind, including vapor and e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere within the grounds.

What is Montgomery Whitewater’s weather policy?

Montgomery Whitewater will suspend all activities if inclement weather is detected within an 8-mile radius. Activities will resume 30 minutes after the last lightning strike or once inclement weather clears the area. If the weather causes you to miss the majority of your trip, please visit Guest Services on the day of your trip to book another time slot at no extra charge, or we can offer a complimentary return rain check. Certain rules and restrictions apply.

Rules & Restrictions:

  • Rain-check will be issued from Guest Services, located at Base Camp
  • Season Passes do not qualify, as they have unlimited visits and can return on another day