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White Water Rafting on the Penobscot River

Magic Falls will gladly book your trip with our partners on the Penobscot.  Call 800-207-7238 to book your trip.

Penobscot River Rafting

 Rafting on the Penobscot River is one of the most spectacular and challenging whitewater river experiences in the eastern United States. It boasts a reputation of exhilarating rapids like Nesowdnehunk Fallls, Exterminator, the Staircase and the Cribworks. The Penobscot Trip begins on the lower river with Class I to III rapids, allowing rafters to enjoy the views and smaller surf holes and waterfalls before indulging in a riverside BBQ lunch.  In the afternoon, rafters take on the upper river, at one point dropping over 70 feet per mile through a narrow, granite-walled canyon into two advanced Class V rapids. Minimum age to raft the full river is 15. Minimum age for lower river trips is 12.     

"A great trip. Everybody in our two-family group, ages from 10-50, said it was the best day of the summer. We already have blood oaths and pinkie swears committing to doing it again next year."
Greg, Topsham, Maine

"I would like to personally thank you for the amazing adventure you organized for Auburn High School last week. The amount of times that I heard the students say that it was the best weekend/trip EVER on the way home told me that this is a trip that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Your hospitality, professionalism, river expertise, and overall easy going nature made my students and I feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed. You present students with a once of a lifetime experience of bonding and adventure and I will highly recommend your company to everyone I talk to!"
Spencer K. Auburn, Mass, High School

"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.

"Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to experience 2 incredible days on the river, an opportunity many would never of had otherwise. Your staff have superior knowledge and professionalism, always making our group feel welcomed, valued and safe. Truly an experience of unbelievable value. "Thank you for the memorable rafting trip. The joy on the faces of the kids was unforgettable. All of the guides did a wonderful job with the kids. Your generosity is part of the kids believing kindness is a good thing." - a quote from staff.
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Melanie, South Portland

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/10/2016]

Kennebec River

Next Rafting Release May of 2017

Water flows are subject to change with weather and operations at the dam. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change abruptly and without notice-especially after a heavy rainfall. As air and water temperatures start to fall, wet suits may be necessary.

Dead River

Dead River Release- May 2017


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.