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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 2019 Big Water releases are scheduled for Saturday May 11 and 18, (6,500 cfs) Sunday, May 26 (6000 cfs), and Saturday June 1 (5500 cfs), Sunday September 1 (5500 cfs) and the grand finale, Saturday October 5 (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 2019 release is scheduled for Saturday, June 8(3500 cfs) and the fall release for Saturday September 14 (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 $13.40 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.

"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

"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

"We had the best time rafting the Kennebec with Magic Falls. We took my father and 3 teenagers for a wild ride. The experience of the our guide Joe and Chris on the other raft made for a much more exciting ride than a previous trip we took with another rrafting company. True professionals, safe and highly skilled."
Steven L

"Thank you all so much for taking care of us again this year. Zero complaints yet again and everyone had a wonderful time, including the new people. You all are the best and hope you have a strong closing to the season.

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Dan S, Massachusetts

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/9/2018]

Kennebec River

Our season is complete
See you in May 2019

Any 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

Season Complete
First Release May 2019

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.