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 2017 Kennebec High Water releases are scheduled for June 17, July 10, September 9 and September 23.
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. After a refreshing dip in the cool water, you'll take a back-road safari in our van, on the lookout for wildlife including moose, deer, eagles and osprey.
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.
Weekdays $ 99 per person Weekends $129 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.
"We feel like we’re visiting family when we’re there.
I’ve come back every year since 2000 (17 years) and have never rafted with anyone else. Guests I’ve brought over the years have only had good things to say about the service and experience we get from Magic Falls Rafting Co.
Some of those guests had previously rafted with other outfits and have said they’d only raft with Magic Falls again.
- Dan M.
"It was my wife's 50th birthday and she wanted to celebrate in a special way. The trip we had was indeed special. What made it special was the way the employees and river guides catered to our group. She couldn't have celebrated her 50th any better."
- Sal C., Needham Heights, MA
"This is my second time at Magic Falls. Each time, you guys have knocked it out of the park. I know you can't put a price on an unforgettable experience, but it still blows my mind the value you get from Magic Falls. The moment everyone got off the raft, coming back later this year was brought up immediately. Send out my heart felt thanks to the entire staff, and our river guides Chris and Ben for the awesome experience. I tried to leave glowing reviews on a couple websites because you guys probably deserve to be the most popular rafting place in Maine.
- Dan Scholz
"Just wanted to drop a quick note to say what a great trip we had. The double run was awesome and Chris gave us an amazing ride. Can I request him for next year now? Thanks again and see you all next year if not sooner."
- Chuck, Haverhill, Mass.