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Information to Plan your Maine Rafting Trip

Preparing for your Maine White Water Rafting Vacation

Our Pricing Policy

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

Access Fees

 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.

Reservations

Reservations for whitewater rafting are necessary and we suggest you make them early to receive the dates you prefer.  To receive a trip quote complete our on-line trip planning form.  or use our secure on-line reservation.   Magic Falls accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

For guests making a direct reservation with Magic Falls, a non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. The final balance is due 1 month prior to scheduled arrival. All reservations are final. A refund will not be granted for cancellations made less than 1 month away from scheduled arrival. Cancellations made more than 1 month away from arrival date may be eligible to reschedule at a $5.00 fee, per person. Monies forfeited may not be applied to any balances that may be due.

For guests making a reservation through a third party voucher like Groupon, vouchers will be redeemed upon making the raft trip reservation.  Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance of raft trip dates.  Raft trips are subject to availability.  Cancellations once reservations have been confirmed are subject to forfeiture of voucher amount.  No credits or refunds will be honored once reservations have been confirmed.

 

Surcharge goes to the Kennebec River Road Use Fee &  Maine IFW and Maine meals tax.

One call on our toll-free number can take care of everything. We'll reserve your raft trip and arrange overnight accommodations and meals. You may choose the River's Inn, Dead River Lodge. Or stay with us at our Magic Rivers Campground on the shores of the beautiful Dead River.

Safety and Liability

Before your river trek begins, we give a brief safety talk. This not only is a precautionary safety measure, but lets you in on some river insights from the river guides' point of view. All guides are trained in first aid, CPR, and water rescue. Of course, Coast Guard approved life jackets and all safety equipment are provided.

Whitewater rafting is a physical sport which involves inherent risks, so we do everything possible to insure a safe trip. Because of the nature of outdoor recreational sports, we do not accept responsibility for personal safety and we are not liable for lost or damaged personal items. All rafters are required to sign a Waiver of Liability and Risk Assumption.

Magic Falls Rafting reserves the right to change the trip itinerary should water conditions create flows too high or too low.

What to Wear

For your comfort, you should bring a bathing suit, sneakers, shorts, sweater, hat, windbreaker, or quick-drying nylon clothing. No cotton please!

On the spring and fall trips we require that you wear a wetsuit while on the river. You are welcome to rent one of our suits or bring one of your own. Rental of a full suit is $20.00, a half is $10.00, and booties are $5.00. Bring wool socks.

Please don't forget to bring a change of dry clothing and footwear for your trip home!

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.)

 

"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.

"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

"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

"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

Maine White Water Report [Updated 5/4/2021]

Kennebec River

5,000 cfs 10 am- 1 pm
8,000 cfs Sat. June 12
Chilly-Wet suits may be mandatory

Any 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

6,000 cfs Sat. May 8
6,000 cfs Sat. May 15
Chilly Wet Suits may be mandatory

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.