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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

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 just wanted to write you and convey what a wonderful trip we had this past weekend. We are excited to book our trip for next year and bring our son to start the next generation of our family down the Kennebec River with Magic Falls. We'd like to thank you again for everything you do for us, you show us every year why Magic Falls Rafting is truly the only name when it comes to whitewater rafting in Maine.
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The Brooks Family, Jay, ME

"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

"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 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

Maine White Water Report [Updated 5/26/2019]

Kennebec River

8400 9am to midnight

Due to early season water and air temperatures, wetsuits may be required. 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

6000 6 am to 1 pm
5500 June 1

Due to early season water temperatures, wetsuits may be required. 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.