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Maine Rafting for Scout Groups

A Great Way to earn your whitewater merit badge

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Magic Falls Rafting Company offers a variety of packages from one day rafting trips to Scout Merit Badges in whitewater and rock climbing. Choose the one that is right for your Scout group or complete our on-line trip planning form to receive a detailed trip quote via email.

A Yelp Review from a happy scoutmaster:

We took a troop of boy scouts up for an unforgettable rafting trip down the Kennebec river. Our guide Pebbles had terrific knowledge of the river and we had an amazing day. The rapids at the top of the run were class 4, and plenty challenging for all of us. She made the trip really exciting, taking us right into the rapids for direct hits on the biggest waves. The trip was a true adrenalin rush and a perfect way to spend a gorgeous September afternoon. We stayed in the cabin tents, which were actually pretty comfortable. There's one outlet and a light, which is a nice touch, but if you're thinking about charging a bunch of things you may want to check and see if it's OK to plug in a strip. The lunch after the rafting was delicious. We had the steak with mashed potatoes, cole slaw and homemade apple cake. Would do this trip again in a minute!

1. One Full day of Whitewater Rafting on the Kennebec or Dead River.  This includes all safety equipment, wetsuits (if needed) and a full BBQ...Kennebec (10 years and Up) $59.00 p/p   Kennebec High water releases (12 years and up)  $75.00 p/p;  Dead River  (12 years and Up)  $75.00 p/p                    

2.  One full day of whitewater Scout Merit Badge instruction (13 years and up).  Whitewater fun yak training in the morning.   This includes basic reading of whitewater, paddling and safety instructions, and basic river rescue training.  In the afternoon test the skills you've leaned.  We will be funyaking in the fun yaks on the lower Kennebec River in class 1-2 rapids.  Lunch is not included.    $39.00 p/p

3.  Just for fun. (10 years and UP).  Go tubing on the calm stretch of the Kennebec River.  Swim, play and just have fun.         $25.00 p/p

Overnight camping and meal options;                                                                                                                       

Campsites*                                                                                          $12.00 p/p

Cabin tents**                                                                                       $15.00 p/p                            

Full Breakfast                                                                                      $  10.00 p/p

Continental Breakfast                                                                            $  5.00 p/p

BBQ or Spaghetti Dinner                                                                        $ 10.00 p/p

Pizza Party                                                                                           $  10.00 p/p                            

* Bring own camping equipment.                              ** Bring own sleeping bag and pillow.

 A user fee of $5.90 per person for the Kennebec trip and $13.40 per person for the Dead River trip will be assessed to cover the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife levy and road access fee.

Contact us to plan a white water rafting trip, rock climbing or kayaking trip for your youth group.   Or, do it the easy way and design your trip with our on-line trip planning form. 

1-800-207-7238

 

"While these last few months have been trying times of adjustment for all of us, we are anxiously awaiting word that rafting season is a go for this year. It looks as though we will be able to put a group together for our annual trip down the Kennebec. We look forward to seeing all of you and spending what has become our favorite weekend of the year at Magic Falls. Every time we bring someone who is new to rafting they leave absolutely impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of all your staff and the family like courtesy that is extended to our group year after year. We look forward to a return to normal everyday activities and seeing all of you. Thank you for all you do for us year in and year out.


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The Brooks- Jay, Maine

"The crew at Magic Falls Rafting Company is among the most experienced in this Maine town that offers not much more than an exciting rafting experience. I had rafted 50 years ago when rafting was an unregulated, somewhat risky enterprise. This company appears to be very safety oriented."
Paul, Rhode Island

"Had a great time! The crew is helpful and kind. Definitely going back. Very knowledgeable about the river and keep you safe."
Genevieve

"We had the best time rafting the Kennebec with Magic Falls. We took my father and 3 teenagers for a wild ride. The experience of the our guide Joe and Chris on the other raft made for a much more exciting ride than a previous trip we took with another rrafting company. True professionals, safe and highly skilled."
Steven L

Maine White Water Report [Updated 7/24/2020]

Kennebec River

10 am to 1 pm 5,000 cfs
Sat. Sept 12 8,000
70

Any published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area.

Dead River

Sun Sept 6 5500


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.