Musings on the Kennebec

[June 9, 2016] How do you define happiness?  I define happiness as a choice in life. Your job can have a tremendous influence on happiness. As whitewater raft guides we are able to bring other people into our world where they can have fun, and experience something so profound and intriguing. We love it when… Read more

April at Magic Falls

[April 3, 2016] We've had a strange winter. Lots of precipitation but too often the snow changed to rain. Unusual for Maine but at least there's plenty of water in the rivers and no flooding this year.  It will be easier opening up base camp without having  to dig out from under the snow.  The water… Read more

The Rafting Party is over.

[October 13, 2015] We finished up with our annual Pay Your Age and Halloween Costume Party on Columbus Weekend.  What a great season!  Post a comment here about your Magic Falls 2015 rafting trip.  See you next year. Read more

Kennebec Rafting Guide Tradition

[July 18, 2015] Today was a day well spent on the river. My crew was a troop of Boy Scouts and the water was raging. Their leader was the same rafting guide that took me down the river when I was 10. I fully attribute my love of the Kennebec River to him. On the way down we taught the Scouts how to read the water… Read more

Never use Your Mobile GPS in Maine

[June 2, 2015] Well, you know that the season is in full swing when our rafting guests religiously follow their mobile GPS and end up on the back side of Bigelow heading to the Canadian border.  Doubly embarrassing when they rafted with us before.  Please follow the printed travel directions on our… Read more

"We had a family outing on the Kennebec, with our Guides JJ and Molly. A true experience of a lifetime, but one that will be repeated soon! From checking in and being assigned our rafting guides and a quick but thorough instruction of our "responsibilities" on the river, off to the buses and onto the Dam. Once on the river, it was a thrill of a lifetime, one made even better by our Guides, JJ and Molly (we had two rafts...) At the end of an exciting trip a wonderful barbecue awaited some hungry rafters! All the Staff of Magic Falls were exceptional and professional but most of all lots of fun which is what we went for."
David M, Maine

"Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to experience 2 incredible days on the river, an opportunity many would never of had otherwise. Your staff have superior knowledge and professionalism, always making our group feel welcomed, valued and safe. Truly an experience of unbelievable value. "Thank you for the memorable rafting trip. The joy on the faces of the kids was unforgettable. All of the guides did a wonderful job with the kids. Your generosity is part of the kids believing kindness is a good thing." - a quote from staff.
Melanie, South Portland

"I would like to personally thank you for the amazing adventure you organized for Auburn High School last week. The amount of times that I heard the students say that it was the best weekend/trip EVER on the way home told me that this is a trip that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Your hospitality, professionalism, river expertise, and overall easy going nature made my students and I feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed. You present students with a once of a lifetime experience of bonding and adventure and I will highly recommend your company to everyone I talk to!"
Spencer K. Auburn, Mass, High School

"We just wanted to let you know that we had a GREAT time this past weekend!!
Your staff was super!!
Both the kids and adults enjoyed everything.
We have all agreed we want to come back again next year!!!

Nicky P Derry, NH

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/10/2016]

Kennebec River

Next Rafting Release May of 2017

Water flows are subject to change with weather and operations at the dam. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change abruptly and without notice-especially after a heavy rainfall. As air and water temperatures start to fall, wet suits may be necessary.

Dead River

Dead River Release- May 2017

The Dead is the longest, continuous stretch of Class III-V whitewater in the East. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change without notice.