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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 10(3500 cfs) and the fall release for Saturday September 16 (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.

"I have been rafting with Dave & Donna for 27 years. I have continued to stay with these folks because the are the BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! A well-run outfit with personable, knowledgeable guides who understand what it takes to make each and every run a run to remember! And if you really want to have some fun, go run Double Trouble on the Kennebec in the summertime. What is even better is watching the people you have rafted with for so long bringing their kids along for the trips now. My 4 teenage kids are TOTALLY HOOKED! They look forward to heading to Magic Falls Rafting every year now. The tradition has started. Congrats on 29 years Dave & Donna."
Paul, Billerica, MA

"Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to experience 2 incredible days on the river, an opportunity many would never of had otherwise. Your staff have superior knowledge and professionalism, always making our group feel welcomed, valued and safe. Truly an experience of unbelievable value. "Thank you for the memorable rafting trip. The joy on the faces of the kids was unforgettable. All of the guides did a wonderful job with the kids. Your generosity is part of the kids believing kindness is a good thing." - a quote from staff.
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Melanie, South Portland

"A great trip. Everybody in our two-family group, ages from 10-50, said it was the best day of the summer. We already have blood oaths and pinkie swears committing to doing it again next year."
Greg, Topsham, Maine

Maine White Water Report [Updated 12/12/2017]

Kennebec River

Next release May 2018

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

Next release May 2018


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.