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2023 Maine Rafting Dates & Rates 

 

Maine White Water Rafting Trips on the Kennebec & Dead Rivers

Your whitewater adventure includes:

A licensed Maine whitewater river guide

Safety Equipment: PFD, helmet and paddle

After the trip: A Barbecue (with choice of steak, chicken, fish or veggie burger), slideshow or video of the day's excitement!

PLEASE NOTE: During the  early and late "shoulder seasons" wetsuits may be required depending on weather conditions! Be prepared to rent a wetsuit ($20) if you do not have your own. Booties and Paddle Jackets are optional and available for rent upon request.   A user fee of $5.90 per person for the Kennebec trip and $13.40 per person for the Dead River trip will be assessed to cover the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife levy, road access fee and meals tax.

Kennebec River

pp = per person

May, June, September & October  $85.00 pp (Includes BBQ)

July and August (Includes BBQ)

      Sunday through Friday......$99
      Saturday............……………..$119
      Cheap Thrills  Upper Gorge trip......$49

Kennebec River June 10th.... $85.00 pp

Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs includes BBQ

Kennebec River July 3rd.... $99 .00 pp              

Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs- with Prime Rib Feast

Kennebec River September 9th**.... $85.00 pp                

Big Water Kennebec, 8000 cfs includes BBQ

Kennebec River September 23rd**.... $85.00 pp 

Big Water Kennebec 8000 cfs includes BBQ

Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure......... $169.00 pp

Full Kennebec River trip with barbecue on Saturday and an upper gorge Class III and IV trip on Sunday

**  Book your September Big Water trip before August 1st and get $10.00 off per person

Dead River Spring Release.... $109.00 pp

May 6.......6000 cfs
May 13..... 6000 cfs
May 20.....6000 cfs
May 28......6000 cfs
June 3.....4000 cfs

SPECIAL-Want to raft more than one day over the weekend? Try these specials:

Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29.... $159.00 pp  

Guaranteed 6000 cfs on Dead River - 1 Day Kennebec and 1 day Dead (BBQ's included both days).

2 Day Spring  Combo  May 6 & 7, 13 &14, June 3 & 4..... $159.00 pp

1 Day Kennebec and 1 Day Dead

Dead River Fall Release..... $109.00 pp

Sept. 3 (5500 cfs), September 16, (3500 cfs) October 7 (Full open to 6000 cfs)

Labor Day Weekend Special..... $159.00 pp

1 Day Kennebec River, 1 Day Dead River, Sept. 2&3 or 3&4

Customer Appreciation Weekend ..... $129.00 pp

Sept. 16 & 17 Combo Special: 1 Day Dead River, 1 Day Kennebec River

Final Dead River Trip of 2023 -Annual Pig Roast..... $109.00 pp

Oct. 7 - Full Open to 6000 cfs.
This trip was recognized by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of the nation's top October weekend getaways.

Columbus Weekend.....Last Trips of the Year on the Kennebec-Pay your Age

Oct. 8 & 9- Pay your age for the last trips of the season the Kennebec. Plus Sunday the 9th is our annual Early Halloween Party. Wear a costume and win lots of prizes.

Magic Rivers Multi-Gorge Adventure

Twice the run, twice the fun.  The Multi-Gorge trip is for the high adventure thrill-seeker on the Kennebec River.  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 Magic Rivers Adventure is offered any day excluding high-water release days.   A minimum of 6 people is required. We will try to combine passengers from different parties to qualify for the minimum.

Any day  $139.   Minimum age 10   In addition to the trip price, a fee of $10.90 per person will be charged to cover the State of Maine Access levy.

Weekend Upper Gorge Adventure

This trip offers 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 $10.90 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 we can surf and play in the smaller rapids. We were the first company to offer this kind of trip.

Add $10.00 per person to price of regular trip.

 Tubing on the Lower Kennebec

A leisurely way to spend the afternoon from 12-2:30 pm floating down the lower Kennebec River.  The five mile trip lasts about  2-2 1/2 hours. Magic Falls will provide tube and pfd, transportation to the put-in at the The Forks Bridge and transportation from the take-out at "The Fishing Hole" on Route 201 back to the Magic Falls base.  This is a self-guided trip and tubers are welcome to bring their own food and beverages.   Check in at noon at Magic Falls Base camp. 
$25 per person.

Raft Rentals-

13-15 foot raft rentals:  Bring a group of friends and Do-It-Yourself in a self guided trip on the Kennebec.  A sport boat holds 6 rafters and a guide. It is a very maneuverable raft for lots of fun on the river.  A 15 foot raft holds 8 passengers.  The raft rental is for paddlers with whitewater guiding experience.  We provide your party with personal flotation devices and paddles.  We will bring the sport boat to the launch site at the dam and pick the raft up at the end of your trip.  We reserve the right to cancel a raft rental due to unanticipated water levels or weather conditions.

$200 a day for 13 or 15 foot raft

Wetsuits 

$25/day full wetsuit.  $8.00 booties

Maine Residents

10% discount on any regularly priced Kennebec or Dead River Trip throughout the season

Kids Raft Half Price

Any day in July & August, kids age 15 and under raft for 1/2 price with an adult paying the regular daily rafting rate. 

Group Leaders

Bring 15 other rafters and receive a free trip and a free 8 x 12 photo. (Group Leader must make reservation and payment for his/her group.)

Lodging

Dead River Lodge..... King $109 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax

                                   Queen $99 per room/per night plus Maine lodging tax

                                   Bunk $45 per person/per night plus Maine lodging tax

River's Inn ..... $500 for up to 8 people and $50.00 per each additional person plus Maine lodging tax

Campground..... $25.00 plus tax pp per night

Cabin Tents ..... $30.00 plus tax pp per night

 

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 or complete our on-line Maine white water rafting trip planning form and we will send you a detailed quote via email or call 1-800-207-7238.

"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

"The best way ever to celebrate my 66th birthday!! I will be back for 67th!!"
Ferina, New York

"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

"What an amazing time! This was our first time! It was high water and the rapids tremendous- needless to say we were nervous. Chris was the best guide. He made us feel safe and comfortable, was friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful! The BBQ was perfect and all the staff friendly, patient and helpful. We stayed at the Inn - conveniently located right next to starting point, comfortable and a great view.


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Christine G.

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/9/2022]

Kennebec River

Final trip October 9
See you in 2023

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

Season is complete
See you in 2023

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.