Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting
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One Day Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting Adventure
The Kennebec River Gorge is one of the most beautiful in the East with steep rock walls covered with conifers on both sides, and with many waves that are four to six feet high. You'll paddle into rapids with names like Big Mama, White Washer, and the famous Magic Falls. Then, with the rapids behind you, jump in and float with the current while you feel the power of the river, taking you downstream.
After your raft trip, enjoy a hearty meal of steak, chicken, fish or veggie burger, rice pilaf, cole slaw, roll, lemonade and our homemade berry cake, followed by a slide and video show of your trip. You'll relive the big hits of your trip!
Four times each year the power company tests the turbines of Harris Station. The waterflow is wide open to 8,000 cfs-a truly special, thrilling ride almost twice the usual waterflow. These 2018 Kennebec High Water releases are scheduled for June 16, July 9, September 8 and September 22.
We try our hardest to offer the highest quality river experience at the lowest possible prices available.
(Minimum Age: 10 years.) In addition to the trip price, a fee of $5.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Overnight "Out-Back" Camping Adventures
You'll raft the exciting Kennebec River Gorge on day one. Then enjoy a hearty BBQ followed by a slide and video show of your trip. Next, we will drive you to 90-foot Moxie Falls where you can take pictures and swim in the pools above the falls.
Back at the base camp you'll settle in at a cabin tent located along the Dead River. You can use our facilities and enjoy a few cold, frosty beverages and hors d'oeuvres. For dinner, you have a choice of lobster, steak or chicken, served with corn on the cob, baked potatoes and all the trimmings. After supper we will make hot apple crisp, homemade ice cream and the campers' favorite, s'mores.
The next day, enjoy breakfast prepared over an open fire, raft the upper Kennebec Gorge. Your mini adventure is coimplete by 1 pm. All trips include a Registered Maine Guide, safety instruction, river equipment, and transportation.
Adult "Out Back" Adventure
- 21 and over, must have minimum of 8 people
- Alcohol Permitted
- 2-Day $199.00 pp
Family "Out-Back" Adventure
One of GO Magazine's Top 20 US Family Adventures
- minimum age: 10 years
- minimum of 8 people
- No Alcohol Permitted
- 2-Day $199.00 pp
We supply thick sleeping pads, food, guides, river equipment, dry bags and transportation.
You supply pillow, warm clothes, rain gear, shorts, sturdy footwear, flashlight, sleeping bag, insect repellent.
Group discounts: available for church groups, youth groups, boy scouts, company groups and friends.
Guests over 21: beer, wine and alcohol are permitted in moderation. Adults must suply their own alcoholic berverages.
In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Twice the run, twice the fun. If you are a high adventure thrill-seeker, then the Magic Rivers Multi-Gorge trip is for you. You will raft the 5 mile Upper Kennebec Gorge through Class III to V whitewater in 13 ft. sport boats, take out at Carry Brook, return to Harris Station and ride the Upper Gorge again. Take out at Carry Brook and return to base camp for a hearty barbecue. The Multi-Gorge Adventure is offered any day excluding high-water release days. Trips are subject to availability. We combine passengers from different parties and trips to help insure availability. In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
$119 per person Minimum age 10.
Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure
This trip offers you a full Kennebec river trip with BBQ on Saturday and an upper Gorge Class III and IV trip on Sunday morning. Take out at Carry Brook and return to base camp by noon. Minimum age 10. $ 139.00 pp In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
This no frills trip offers you a run of the Class III-IV rapids of the Upper Kennebec Gorge. Arrive at 9:00 am and depart between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Bring your own lunch and refreshments. Trips subject to availability. Minimum number in September and October is 8 rafters. Minimum age 10. $ 44 pp In addition to the trip price, a fee of $5.00 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.
Sport Boat - Whitewater Raft
A sport boat is a 13-foot long raft, the smallest the State of Maine allows on the Kennebec River. These rafts are very responsive especially on lower water flows, so you can surf and play in the smaller rapids. Magic Falls Rafting Co was the first company to offer this kind of trip.
Add $10.00 per person to price of regular trip.
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 with our secure reservation form or complete our on-line Maine white water rafting trip planning form to receive a detailed price quote via email.
"Thanks for an amazing adventure. 11 Wild Women rafting! Thank goodness we got the DVD because no one would believe we really did it. We had a blast. You run a class operation. All of your guides were hospitable and respectful. The whole adventure was perfect."
- Lee-Ann G., Portsmouth. NH
"I want to tell you what a great time we had with your rafting company. Everything was so well organized, so thorough, well prepared, no short cuts taken, so much fun and fully worth the price in all ways. I don't find myself saying that much these days but I say it freely regarding Magic Falls and your staff. Thank you for treating us as guests and yet friends at the same time."
- Richard T, Chester County, PA
"Thank you for helping coordinate an awesome rafting trip for me and my 6 friends. Guide Eric Lundquist was perfect for us! We really enjoyed our time with him and all the ladies took something special from the day: overcame a fear, experienced something they never did before or just had a perfect time enjoying the beauty of the river. The stop at the waterfall was a highlight for everyone! Your business is absolutely wonderful!! I had such a good experience this past summer with my retreat that I am working on expanding and doing two retreats in 2018!"
- Deb, Schwenksville, PA
"I just had to let you know that the crew from Johnnyâ€™s Selected Seeds had an AWESOME time on Friday, June 15th! Out of the six of us, four had never been white water rafting before and we all loved it! I can speak for myself and tell you I could easily be addicted to rafting! The weather was unbelievable. The lunch was really good and our guide was fantastic! I do believe we may book again in the fall. I donâ€™t think I can wait until next year! :) Thanks again!"
- Cathy P., Winslow, ME