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Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting

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.  

2024 Kennebec River High Water Release Dates

  •       SATURDAY JUNE 8th – 8,000+ CFS
  •       MONDAY JULY 8th – 8,000+ CFS
  •       SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th – 8,000+ CFS
  •       SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st – 8,000+ CFS

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

Rates from $85-$119 per person depending upon dates

(Minimum Age: 10 years; 12 years for high water.)   In addition to the trip price, a fee of $7.00 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine taxes and road fees

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 $12.00 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.

$139 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.  $ 169.00 pp    In addition to the trip price, a fee of $12.00 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 $7.00 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.

"Just wanted to let you know that my friends and I had such a wonderful weekend at your place, they want to go back in August! It’s sounding like our group will be even bigger because word-of-mouth has caused more interest. Your team made us feel welcome and safe. Kudos to Sean for leading the way...and for plucking me out of the river twice!!!
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Nancy, Rhode Island

"The entire family said this was something they want to do again, and we'll be using this company again to do it. Very family friendly and fun for everyone.

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Elizabeth, Sept 20

"Thank you for a fabulous weekend! The lodge was super. The raft ride was thrilling! The food after ride was excellent! 5 stars all around! Great job and I hope to make it back up there again."
Melody, June 2020

"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