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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 2018 Big Water releases are scheduled for Saturday May 12 and 19, (7,000 cfs) Sunday, May 27 (5500 cfs), and Saturday June 2 (5000 cfs), Sunday September 2 (5500 cfs) and the grand finale, Saturday October 6 (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

Dead River Milder Whitewater Rafting Adventure

This trip is great for adults who want to raft intermediate whitewater and it's also great for younger kids! This trip will offer you lots of fun-filled whitewater and is one of our most popular trips! It's also priced right for large groups and families. This is not a big whitewater experience!  The 2017 release is scheduled for Saturday, June 9(3500 cfs) and the fall release for Saturday September 15 (3500 cfs).

(Minimum Age: 12 years.)   $80 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 $13.60 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.

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

"Thank you for helping coordinate an awesome rafting trip for me and my 6 friends. Guide Eric Lundquist was perfect for us! We really enjoyed our time with him and all the ladies took something special from the day: overcame a fear, experienced something they never did before or just had a perfect time enjoying the beauty of the river. The stop at the waterfall was a highlight for everyone! Your business is absolutely wonderful!! I had such a good experience this past summer with my retreat that I am working on expanding and doing two retreats in 2018!"
Deb, Schwenksville, PA

"Bravo to Magic Falls Rafting! We took my 19/16 year old kids. The whole place was so impressive, great lunch, awesome guides, great pictures."
Kathryn

"We had a blast! Our guide kept us safe and happy! We were able to get in and ride the rapids a couple times. We had cool challenges and it was very exciting! Afterwards we returned to base camp for lunch, the steak was very tender and blueberry crumb cake was delicious. We would do this trip over and over again!"
Melissa H, Houston, TX

Maine White Water Report [Updated 8/20/2018]

Kennebec River

10 am-1 pm 5000
1- 4 pm 3050
72 +/-

All 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

Sunday September 2 5500
Sat. Sept 15 3500
70+

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.