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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                                                                                      $  8.00 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

 

"Our guide was very knowledgeable, rafting Kennebec was a blast. Magic Falls runs a great operation, equipment was more decent than other companies we’ve tried in the past and our experience was very memorable."
Fivos, Boston, MA

"First time white-water rafting and this experience blew all my expectations out of the water! They go through all safety protocol and we felt balanced with safety precautions and the thrill of risk. Next time, we might try out the overnight cabins they have on site. Will absolutely be back!"
Sami T, Chestnut Hill, MA

"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

"Magic Falls made our rafting experience absolutely perfect. Some rafting guides take you along for “their” ride where the guides at Magic Falls make the experience about their guests. Haley was extremely enthusiastic, accommodating and a pleasure to spend time with. 10/10 recommend this company!"
Kelsey

Maine White Water Report [Updated 7/17/2019]

Kennebec River

up to 5000 daily
+/- 70 degrees F

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

Up to 5500 Sunday Sept 1
Up to 3500 Sat. Sept 14
mid 60's

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.