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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 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. 

Rates from $70-$110 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 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

  • June-August
  • 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.

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 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.

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 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.

"First time white-water rafting and this experience blew all my expectations out of the water! They go through all safety protocol and we felt balanced with safety precautions and the thrill of risk. Next time, we might try out the overnight cabins they have on site. Will absolutely be back!"
Sami T, Chestnut Hill, MA

"Had a great time! The crew is helpful and kind. Definitely going back. Very knowledgeable about the river and keep you safe."
Genevieve

"We just wanted to write you and convey what a wonderful trip we had this past weekend. We are excited to book our trip for next year and bring our son to start the next generation of our family down the Kennebec River with Magic Falls. We'd like to thank you again for everything you do for us, you show us every year why Magic Falls Rafting is truly the only name when it comes to whitewater rafting in Maine.
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The Brooks Family, Jay, ME

"I have been rafting with Dave & Donna for 27 years. I have continued to stay with these folks because the are the BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! A well-run outfit with personable, knowledgeable guides who understand what it takes to make each and every run a run to remember! And if you really want to have some fun, go run Double Trouble on the Kennebec in the summertime. What is even better is watching the people you have rafted with for so long bringing their kids along for the trips now. My 4 teenage kids are TOTALLY HOOKED! They look forward to heading to Magic Falls Rafting every year now. The tradition has started. Congrats on 29 years Dave & Donna."
Paul, Billerica, MA

Maine White Water Report [Updated 8/20/2018]

Kennebec River

10 am-1 pm 5000
1- 4 pm 3050
72 +/-

All 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

Sunday September 2 5500
Sat. Sept 15 3500
70+

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.