Maine White Water Rafting Adventures

Quick Guide

Kennebec River: Our most popular choice; Focus on fun; Runs Daily; deep and fast mover with big “fun” wave trains

Penobscot River: Life on the edge; Good for rafters looking for a challenge; Runs Daily; Steep overall gradient with “pool and drop” technical rapids

Dead River: Rare Opportunity; Good for rafters who are looking for a unique experience with premium rapids; Runs 8 days out of the year; Moderate to high release levels; technical at high release levels.


Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting Trips –

kennebec-river-rafting-in-maineThe Class IV Kennebec River Gorge is by far the most popular whitewater rafting trip in New England. Dam controlled releases guarantee daily whitewater rafting (April 16 – October 9). Big Waves and Big Whitewater guarantee Big Fun! No experience necessary and North Country Rivers provides everything. Great trip for first time rafters, families, youth groups and anyone that wants to have fun on the River!

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  • 2016 Season: April 16 – October 9 (daily trips).
  • Meeting Time: 9:00AM (but we recommend checking in 30 minutes prior).
  • River Rating: Class 2-4 (on a scale of 1-6).
  • River Type: High volume, deep river with big waves.
  • River Flow: 4800CFS (cubic feet per second).
  • High Water “Turbine Test" (8000 CFS) Dates for 2016 – : June 18; July 11; Sept 10; Sept 24. River Flow -.
  • River Length: 12 miles (4.5 hours on the river).
  • Trip Types: Full River, Ultimate, Turbine Test, Two-Day Trip.
  • High adventure Sport Rafts (Funyaks): Available.
  • River Lunch: Included. Consists of steak, chicken, veggie burgers, salad, desert, beverages.
  • Minimum Age: 5 Years (Lower half only); 8 Years (full river); 12 Years (Turbine Test trips).
  • Speak directly with one of our friendly trip specialists at 1-800-348-8871 (toll free from the U.S. and Canada).

Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting Trips –

North Country Rivers offers daily class 4 whitewater rafting trips on the Penobscot River (May 14 – September 25). No experience necessary and North Country Rivers provides everything. The Penobscot River is a class 4 river (scale of 1-6) and has two class 5 rapids. This “world-class" rafting river is located in north-central Maine – flowing through Baxter State Park and in the shadow Mount Kathadin.

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  • 2016 Season: May 14th through September 25th.
  • Meeting Location: Our Millinocket Base Resort – 102 Baxter Park Rd., Millinocket, ME 04462 (Big Moose Inn, Cabins & Campground).
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 AM (but we recommend checking in 30 minutes early.)
  • River Rating: Class 4 with Some Class 5 Rapids (Rating scale: class 1-6)
  • River Type: Steep overall gradient with “pool and drop" technical rapids.
  • Typical River Flow: 2400 CFS (cubic feet/second).
  • Range of Flows: 1800-3400 CFS.
  • River Length: 12 Miles, 6-hours on the river.
  • Trips: (see trip links on top right of page).
  • High Adventure Sport Rafts: Available.
  • River Lunch: Steak, salmon, chicken, veggie burgers, salad, desert, and beverages.
  • Minimum Reservation Size: 1-person.
  • Minimum Age: 5-years (excludes class 3 – 5 sections), 10-years (excludes class 5 sections), and 12-years (includes all rapids).
  • Speak directly with one of our friendly trip specialists at 1-800-348-8871 (toll free from the U.S. and Canada).

Dead River Whitewater Rafting Trips –

The Dead River is the most continuous White Water Rafting River in New England. This incredible class 4 river offers 16 miles with rapids throughout the day. The Dead River flows from Flagstaff Lake and offers 11 rafting releases per year. No experience is necessary and North Country Rivers provides everything. This is truly one of the most unique and exciting rafting trips in America, you have to experience this trip to appreciate rafting in the Maine Wilderness.

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  • 2016 Season: May 7-October 1, 2016.
  • Meeting Location: 36 Main St., Route 201, Bingham, Maine 04920.
  • River Rating: Class 2-4+ (based on scheduled releases).
  • River Type: Continuous rapids. Technical at high release levels.
  • Range of River Flow: 2400-7000 CF/S (cubic feet per second).
  • River Length: 16 Miles (4.5 hours on the river).
  • Trip Types: Full River, Two-Day Trip.
  • High Adventure Sport Rafts: Available:
  • River Lunch Included: Steak, chicken, veggie burgers, salad, desert, beverages.
  • Minimum Age: 8 Years (Summer & Surfing Flow); 10 Years (high water); 12 Years (spring high water).
  • Speak directly with one of our friendly trip specialists at 1-800-348-8871 (toll free from the U.S. and Canada).

 

We also offer ATV trail riding, Moose & wildlife watching Safaris, biking, hiking, fishing., and winter snowmobiling. Our main Kennebec-Dead region resort base also includes a pub, a restaurant, wide ranging lodging options (including three types of Maine cabin rentals), bunkhouse cabins, platform tents (cabin tents), standard tent sites, and even RV camping sites with full hookups!

To learn more about all our adventure vacation trip options, look over our website and download our “Maine Adventure Vacation Brochure." You can also contact us via email at: info@northcountryrivers.com or speak directly with one of our friendly trip specialists at 1-800-348-8871 (toll free from the U.S. and Canada).

 

       
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