Outfitters Selected for Whitewater!

Uptown Columbus announced the selection of the outfitters for Whitewater Columbus, GA. Whitewater Express (WE) and Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) are the two outfitters who will assist in setting up the whitewater venue and guide boats down the Chattahoochee on the Phenix City, AL side and the Columbus, GA side.

Richard Bishop, CEO of Uptown Columbus and Manager of the Whitewater project, said, "We are tremendously excited about having Sutton Bacon (NOC) and Dan Gilbert (WE) join our whitewater team. They were selected from a highly competitive field of potential outfitters and these two groups were the best of the best. Our communities could not ask for better." 

 "We envision a shared outdoor recreation area, eventually 

offering a variety of different activities and experiences to 

drive visitation and consumer spending in both communities."


Sutton Bacon, CEO of Nantahala Outdoor Center   

"We've been running this part of the Chattahoochee for over a year and this is by far some of the best rapids and experiences to be had on any river. We are happy to be a part of this project and to have the opportunity to become a part of these great communities."


Dan Gilbert, President of Whitewater Express

The outfitters will be responsible for providing commercial guide services on the river. Each outfitter will have a retail storefront for easy access on their respective sides of the river. Whitewater Express will be located in the downtown area of Phenix City and Nantahala Outdoor Center will be located in Uptown Columbus. Each outfitter will offer all the supplies, services and expertise needed for rafting on the Chattahoochee. 
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