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Video: Rafting the Dead River (at various water levels)

Dead River Rafting – White Water Rafting in Maine

16 Miles of Continuous White Water Rapids

(The Most Continuous White Water Rafting River in New England)

  • 2024 Season: Select Dates from May – October, 2024.
    • May 4, 11, 18 & 26; June 1; Sept 1 & 14; Oct 5
  • Meeting Location: 36 Main St., Route 201, Bingham, Maine 04920.
  • River Rating: Class 3-4+ (based on scheduled releases).
  • River Type: Intermittent rapids throughout the day.
  • Range of River Flow: 4,000-6,000 CFS (cubic feet per second).
  • River Length: 16 Miles (4 hours on the river).
  • Trip Types: Full River, Two-Day Trip.
  • High Adventure Sport Rafts: Available when booking
  • River Lunch Included: Steak, chicken, fish, veggie burgers, salad, desert, beverages.
  • Minimum Age: 10 Years (Surfing Flow 4,000 CFS); 12 Years (High Water 5,500-6,000 CFS).
  • Lodging: Tent camping, platform tent camping, RV camping (with ALL hookups), bunk houses and premium cabins.
  • Restaurant: Patrick’s Restaurant, with game room and pub on-site.

Rafting the Dead River with North Country Rivers is an experience you will remember for a lifetime! Located in remote Maine, the river is an absolute “gem." Until more recently, it had no regularly scheduled dam releases so it was known only to locals. Even today, it doesn’t have “daily releases" like The Kennebec and Penobscot. So don’t miss a chance to raft this river – especially at high flow levels. It’s nothing short of amazing!

You begin your Dead River rafting adventure by being driven by bus into the Maine woods. During the drive on logging company roads, don’t be surprised if you see Moose, Bear, Deer, Osprey or even an Eagle. Except for all the rafters, this is a completely undeveloped portion of Maine – and it’s truly beautiful.

Combine your trip with  a Moose/wildlife watching safari tour, great camping and lodging options, and even a meals package. See trip package and price options above and to the right.

For more info on rafting the Dead River and setting up your Maine adventure vacation with North Country Rivers.


We’ll make sure that your Dead River adventure vacation is the absolute “Thrill of a Lifetime!"

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