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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.

"We feel like we’re visiting family when we’re there.
I’ve come back every year since 2000 (17 years) and have never rafted with anyone else. Guests I’ve brought over the years have only had good things to say about the service and experience we get from Magic Falls Rafting Co.
Some of those guests had previously rafted with other outfits and have said they’d only raft with Magic Falls again.
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Dan M.

"Thanks for an excellent day on the river, whether it's raining or sunshine it's always an amazing day. Every single employee is happy with smiles on their faces and always willing to help and do whatever it takes to make our experience incredible. We’ll be back next year!



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Matt, Waterville, Maine

"We had a family outing on the Kennebec, with our Guides JJ and Molly. A true experience of a lifetime, but one that will be repeated soon! From checking in and being assigned our rafting guides and a quick but thorough instruction of our "responsibilities" on the river, off to the buses and onto the Dam. Once on the river, it was a thrill of a lifetime, one made even better by our Guides, JJ and Molly (we had two rafts...) At the end of an exciting trip a wonderful barbecue awaited some hungry rafters! All the Staff of Magic Falls were exceptional and professional but most of all lots of fun which is what we went for."
David M, Maine

"It was my wife's 50th birthday and she wanted to celebrate in a special way. The trip we had was indeed special. What made it special was the way the employees and river guides catered to our group. She couldn't have celebrated her 50th any better."
Sal C., Needham Heights, MA

Maine White Water Report [Updated 6/23/2018]

Kennebec River

10 am -1 pm 4950
1-3 pm 2450
Low 60's Wet suits recommended

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

6 am -1 pm 1800
June 24 1300
Low 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.