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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 or 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 2022 Kennebec High Water releases are scheduled for June 11, July 4, September 10 and September 24.

We try our hardest to offer the highest quality river experience at the lowest possible prices available. 

Rates from $85-$99 per person

(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

Magic Rivers Multi-Gorge Adventure

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, 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.

$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.  $ 149.00 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.

Cheap Thrills Trip

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 age is 10. 
$ 49 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.

"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

"Hi Team,

I went on the Dead River yesterday with Justin as our guide. I wanted to let you know how much fun we all had. Justin was great and so was all your staff! Thank you for helping us make memories for our family.

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Frank, Massachusetts

"Your staff is always professional, knowledgeable and courteous. We love to see the returning guides each summer and meet the new guides to hear their stories of why they chose West Forks. Our sincerest thanks to all of you at Magic Falls for all that is done to make each trip so much fun. We feel like family every year. This is our favorite summer weekend We cannot wait to book our next adventure.
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The Brooks Family, Jay, ME

"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!
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Rebecca L. June 2022

Maine White Water Report [Updated 8/12/2022]

Kennebec River

5000 cfs 10 am- 1 pm
8,000 cfs Sept 10 & 24
Water Temp 70+/-

Any upcoming 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

Sept 4, 5500 cfs
Sept 17 3500 cfs

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.