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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Maine white water rafting trips offer challenging rapids amidst the beautiful scenery of the Northeast. Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers are known throughout the world for their amazing combination of thrilling white water and spectacular scenery. All three rivers offer exciting Maine white water rafting with Class III-V rapids to challenge beginners and appease experienced rafters.

Kennebec River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):
Kennebec River trips combine Class IV white water rafting with ample opportunities to observe scenery and wildlife. Trips run from late May to early October at an average level of 5000 cfs.

Penobscot River Rafting Trips (Class V):
Dropping up to 70 feet per mile, Penobscot River trips satisfy rafters looking for Class V white water. Trips run from late May to early October.

Dead River Rafting trips (Class IV):
Dead River rafting trips offer high-water Class IV rapids. The Dead River is dam controlled resulting in reliable flows from May through September.

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More About Rafting in Maine

Maine has wonderful warm weather in the summer, perfect for white water rafting on its three most popular rivers. Famous for its fall foliage, September and October are also a great time to go rafting and see the beautiful colors. The Kennebec River and the Dead River come together in a remote and quiet town, The Forks, just five hours from Boston. The Penobscot is located near Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak in the state and the dominant centerpiece of Baxter State Park.