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 2022 Big Water releases are scheduled for Saturday May 7, 14 and 21, (6,000 cfs) Sunday, May 29 (6000 cfs), Saturday June 4 (4000 cfs) Sunday, September 4 (5500 cfs) , Saturday September 17 (3500 cfs) and the grand finale, Saturday October 1 (6000 cfs).
(Magic Falls in the only company with base camp and take out on the Dead River. Minimum Age: 12 years.) $99.00 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.
"The best way ever to celebrate my 66th birthday!! I will be back for 67th!!"
- Ferina, New York
"This was my third time rafting with Magic Falls since with my mom and my wrokplace in the 90's. My husband rafted with Magic Falls (with Dave as his guide) with his dad almost 30 years ago. We were so happy to be able to introduce our son to this amazing experience. What a treat to have Dave be our guide after so many years. You guys are awesome!
- Rebecca L. June 2022
"Just want to thank you once again for me and my crew for providing another awesome trip. We are never disappointed! We hit every piece of whitewater from quickwater to Class IV."
- The McGillicuddys, July 2021
I have been rafting twice with Magic Falls. The owner Dave has been our guide both trips! He's left a great impression on my friends and me. This company is exceptional. They make you feel right at home and the guides have great senses of humor. The staff are well trained and the meal you get at the end of the trip is great! We are 100% loyal to Magic Dave's White Water Rafting Company!
- Missy M July 2021