Most Challenging White Water Rafting in New England
(Daily Class 5 White Water Rafting)
2013 Season: May 11 - September 30
Meeting Location: 102 Baxter Park Rd • Millinocket • ME 04462 • (Big Moose Inn, Cabins & Campground)
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM (We recommend checking in 30 minutes early.)
River Rating: Class 4 River with Some Class 5 Rapids (Scale 1-6)
River Type: Technical, Exposed Rocks, Steeper Gradient
Average River Flow: 2400 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second)
Range of River Flow: 1800-3400 CFS
River Length: 12 Miles, 6 Hours on the River
Trips: Full River, Ultimate, 2 Day Penobscot, 2 Day Penobscot on River Overnight
High Adventure Sport Rafts Available: Yes
River Lunch: Steak, Salmon, Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Desert, Beverages
Minimum Reservation Size: One Person
Minimum Age: 5 Years (excludes class 3 - 5 sections); 10 Years (excludes class 5 sections); 12 Years (includes all rapids)
Camping: Tent Camping and Lean-To Camping
Lodging: Motel, Inn and Cabins
Restaurant: Big Moose Restaurant on Site
Reservations: Call Toll Free 800-348-8871
North Country Rivers runs 4 different whitewater rafting trips down Maine's mighty Penobscot River. This "world-class" river flows through Baxter State Park in north-central Maine - below the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin.
Baxter State Park is deep in Maine's "great north woods" and is larger than many National Parks. It's even operated more like a National Park too. And, being in such a wild and scenic locale, it has abundant natural beauty of its own - and there's still ore outside of the Park too!
As whitewater rafting river trips go, a Penobscot River trip offers THE BEST whitewater experience you'll find anywhere. The awesome "Ripogenous Gorge" (above) has 100-foot high walls, with exciting rapids. And below the gorge are, big pool-and-drop rapids - with all of the rapids challenging and memorable.
Rapids of the "Rip Gorge" include; Class 5 "Exterminator", "Staircase" & the Class 5 "Cribworks". and down-river are numerous Class class 4 rapids including; "Big A", "Abol Falls", and "Nesowadnehunk Falls".
Considering the wild and scenic setting, and the challenge & excitement of the rapids, The Penobscot River truly has it all - and the "Experience of a Lifetime" awaits you!
Cabin Packages Cabin Lodging, Penobscot River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
Tent Camping Packages
Tent & Lean-To Camping, Penobscot River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
RV Camping Packages RV Camping, Penobscot River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
Penobscot "Ultimate" Trip Experience the Penobscot "Ultimate Rafting Trip" - Two Runs of the Penobscot Upper Gorge - Twice the Fun! Cabin, Camping and Meals Packages. Click Here
Penobscot Two-Day Trip Penobscot River Two-Day Rafting Trip - Raft the Penobscot "Full River Trip" on Day #1, Raft the Penobscot "Ultimate" Trip on Day #2. Click Here
Penobscot On- River Two-Day Overnight Trip
Raft the Penobscot River for two days, on-river overnight camping, tents and meals provided. Click Here
Why an Adventure Vacation with North Country Rivers?
. Our #1 Goal is Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction
. We Provide Personalized Trips for ANY Budget
. We Ensure the Highest Levels of Safety
. Our Staff is Personable & Knowledgeable
. We Use Only the Best Self-Bailing Rafts, ATV's and Related Outdoor Equipment
. We Run all the World Class White Water Rivers of Maine
- Our Maine Adventure Vacation Trips Provide "The Thrill of a Lifetime"