Dead River Whitewater Rafting
The Dead River's spring runoff and heavy water releases make for the best wild whitewater adventure in New England. You'll cascade down 15 miles of almost continuous class II-V whitewater, in rapids like Spencer Rips, Hayden's Landing, Elephant Rock, the Mine Field and the infamous Poplar Falls, the longest continuous rapid in Maine. The ride is exhilarating. There are only a few release days available, and they quickly fill up, so make your reservations early. The 2021 Big Water releases are scheduled for Saturday May 8, 15 and 22, (6,000 cfs) Sunday, May 30 (6000 cfs), Saturday June 5 (4000 cfs) Sunday September 5 (5500 cfs) , Saturday September 18 (3500 cfs) and the grand finale, Saturday October 2 (6000 cfs). Check out our Dead River Release rates.
(Magic Falls in the only company with base camp and take out on the Dead River. Minimum Age: 12 years.) $90.00 per person
Sport Boats - Whitewater Rafts
A sport boat is a 13-foot long raft, the smallest the State of Maine allows on the Dead River. These rafts are very responsive especially on lower water flows, so you can surf and play in the smaller rapids. Magic Falls Rafting Company was the first company to offer this kind of trip.
Add $10.00 per person to price of regular trip.
We try our hardest to offer the highest quality river experience at the lowest possible prices available.
Group discounts: available for church groups, youth groups, boy scouts, company groups, families and friends.
A Maine State Access Fee and meals tax of $13.40 per person is in addition to the Dead River Trip rate.
Contact Magic Falls Maine Whitewater Rafting Company to plan your outdoor adventure on the Kennebec River, or Dead River and spend your vacation whitewater rafting in Maine! Book on-line or complete our Maine white water rafting trip planning form to receive a detailed price quote via email or call 1-800-207-7238.
"The entire family said this was something they want to do again, and we'll be using this company again to do it. Very family friendly and fun for everyone.
- Elizabeth, Sept 20
"What an amazing time! This was our first time! It was high water and the rapids tremendous- needless to say we were nervous. Chris was the best guide. He made us feel safe and comfortable, was friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful! The BBQ was perfect and all the staff friendly, patient and helpful. We stayed at the Inn - conveniently located right next to starting point, comfortable and a great view.
- Christine G.
I went on the Dead River yesterday with Justin as our guide. I wanted to let you know how much fun we all had. Justin was great and so was all your staff! Thank you for helping us make memories for our family.
- Frank, Massachusetts
"Thank you for a fabulous weekend! The lodge was super. The raft ride was thrilling! The food after ride was excellent! 5 stars all around! Great job and I hope to make it back up there again."
- Melody, June 2020