(New England's Most Popular White Water Rafting River)
2013 Season: April 20 - October 13 (Daily Trips)
Meeting Location: 36 Main St • Route 201 • Bingham • Maine 04920
Meeting Time: 9:00AM (We recommend checking in 30 minutes early)
River Rating: Class 4 (Scale 1-6)
River Type: High Volume Big Waves
Average River Flow: 4800 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second)
Range of River Flow: 4800-8000 CFS
High Water Dates "Turbine Test" for 2013: June 15; July 8; Sept 7; Sept 21.
River Length: 12 Miles, 4.5 Hours on the River
Trips: Full River, Ultimate, Turbine Test, Two Day Trip
High Adventure Sport Rafts Available: Yes
River Lunch: Steak, Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Salad, Desert, Beverages
Minimum Reservation Size: One Person
Minimum Age: 5 Years (Lower Half Only); 8 Years (Full River); 12 Years (Turbine Test)
Camping: Tent Camping, Platform Tents, RV Camping with Hookups
Restaurant: Patrick’s Restaurant, Game Room and Pub on Site
Reservations: Call Toll Free 800-348-8871
Whether you're new to whitewater river rafting or not, if you haven't river rafted the Class IV Kennebec River in Maine, then you've missed out. This river is, by far, New England's most popular whitewater rafting river. And once you've experienced it, you'll know why. To get an idea, go to our photo-video galleries page and click on the Kennebec River rafting slide show! you can also check out our Maine rivers video below; with scenes from The Dead, The Penobscot and The Kennebec Rivers!
With consistent daily water releases from the Harris Station dam, ideal river rafting levels exist from Spring through Fall. There are also LARGE "spring-sized" releases scheduled during the summer; called "turbine test dates. These releases provide BIG rafting levels when the weather is HOT. Another great feature of the Kennebec River is it's warmer water - even in the spring. It also has shows spectacular colors in the Fall along its banks; so September and October whitewater river rafting trips are special events on the Kennebec.
The Kennebec River is not a rocky, technical river. Instead, it's a deep, fast mover with big, "fun" waves. This is actually why it's such an ideal rafting river for beginners and experienced rafters alike. Some of the best-known whitewater rapids on the Kennebec River include; "The Sisters" (which begins with the "Big Mama" wave), "The Alleyway, "Z-Turn" and "Magic Falls" (which is not really a waterfall - just a great rapid). There are many others.
You'll begin your Kennebec River trip by traveling down a beautiful and impressive gorge. After five miles of river rafting in the gorge; riding great waves, holes, and doing some raft surfing, the upper gorge you will come to "Carry Brook" (a great break spot). Here the river begins to widen; but the superb scenery and whitewater rafting fun are NOT over yet! There are still 7 miles of great Class II and III rapids, until your ultimately reach "The Forks"; where The Dead River "forks-in" on your right.
Whitewater river rafting on Maine's Kennebec River is truly an exciting and memorable experience. Both during and after your trip, you'll have a smile glued to your face! You'll then understand why thousands of whitewater enthusiasts raft The Kennebec each year (young and old alike). And when you combine this with an ATV trip, a Moose and Wildlife Watching Safari an evening ATV Express Trip, Hiking, and great cabin rentals or camping accommodations at our resort base complex, you'll have an unforgettable Maine adventure vacation. We have so many friends who return to vacation with us each year! And we hope you do too!
Cabin Packages Cabin Lodging, Kennebec River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
Tent Camping Packages Tent & Platform Tent Camping, Kennebec River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
RV Camping Packages RV Camping, Kennebec River Rafting and Meals Packages. Click Here
Kennebec "Ultimate" Trip Experience the Kennebec "Ultimate Rafting Trip" - Two Runs of the Kennebec Upper Gorge - Twice the Fun! Cabin, Camping and Meals Packages. Click Here
Kennebec Two-Day Trip Kennebec River Two-Day Rafting Trip - Raft the Kennebec "Full River Trip" on Day #1, Raft the Kennebec "Ultimate" Trip on Day #2. Click Here
Kennebec & Dead Rivers Two-Day Trip Kennebec and Dead River Two-Day Rafting Trip. Cabin, Camping and Meals Packages. Click Here
Funyak Inflatable Kayak Trips Enjoy the fun of an inflatable kayak. Easy class 1 tours in Bingham, or add the Funyak option to any Kennebec River rafting trip – raft the upper Kennebec and Funyak the lower Kennebec River on the same trip. Click Here
ATV Tours Add an ATV Tour to your Maine Outdoor Adventure Vacation. 2, 4 & 6 hour guided tours and rentals. Click Here
Moose Safaris Discover the Maine Outdoors on a North Country Moose Safari. Trips run daily (Mid-May through September). Click Here
Why Adventure 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"