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
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.
"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
"The crew at Magic Falls Rafting Company is among the most experienced in this Maine town that offers not much more than an exciting rafting experience. I had rafted 50 years ago when rafting was an unregulated, somewhat risky enterprise. This company appears to be very safety oriented."
- Paul, Rhode Island
"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
"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