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.
2024 Dead River High Water Release Dates
Saturday, May 18th, 2024 – 6,000 CFS
Sunday, May 26th, 2024 – 6,000 CFS
Saturday, June 1 – 4,000 CFS
Sunday, September 1st, 2024 – 5,500 CFS
Saturday, September 14th, 2024 – 3,500 CFS
Saturday, October 5th, 2024 – Up to 6,000 CFS
(Magic Falls in the only company with base camp and take out on the Dead River. Minimum Age: 14 years.) $109.00 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 $15.00 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
"Just want to thank you once again for me and my crew for providing another awesome trip. We are never disappointed! We hit every piece of whitewater from quickwater to Class IV."
- The McGillicuddys, July 2021
"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.
"Place is awesome. Clean, safe and fun. staff is friendly. BBQ afterward was really nice. Stay in the lodge. It's clean, comfortable and affordable."
- Sandra A, July 2019