Dead River Rafting: New England's Biggest Whitewater!
Dead River Rafting Provides Incredible Whitewater Rafting Action
The trip builds in intensity with great warm-up rapids at the top, and culminates in the Class IV-V Poplar Hill Falls at the end. The wilderness and scenery are outstanding, if you have time to look! The trip ends just 5 miles upstream of our Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort at The Forks Resort Center.
Book Your 2014 Dead River Rafting Vacation Early
Early Booking Special: Book 90 days or more ahead and get an additional 10% off.
High Adventure Sport rafts are available on ALL Dead River trips at no extra charge. Book early, limited supply. Learn more about these smaller rafts, and how they MAX your whitewater experience!
The Dead River Is New England's Biggest Whitewater
Watch the action in this Spring Dead River rafting video of the week and see what this awesome river has in store for you.
Why You’ll Love This River Trip
- More continuous white water than any other Eastern river, with huge Class V action!
- This river happens FAST, enjoy gorp on the river and a classic hot grilled lunch back at the Forks Resort Center and Kennebec River Pub & Brewery
- Very short shuttle from takeout back to Northern Outdoors: five minute bus ride!
- Pick a Dead River Rafting package and save on your adventure getaway vacation.
Still not sure if the Dead is right for you? Email us or call us via phone @ 1-800-765-RAFT (1-800-765-7238). We're here to help!
|What's Included||Lunch, first class equipment (paddle, helmet, lifejacket, self-bailing raft), Professional Registered Maine Guide in every raft, transportation to/from the river. Full use of facilities at The Forks Resort Center. Post trip video and slide show. Want a complete Dead River rafting getaway Package? We offer rafting, lodging, and even a hiking trip combo package.|
|Minimum Ages||Age 15 for the Dead River|
|What to Bring||Please see our Rafting FAQ. Wetsuits, booties, and paddling jackets are available for rent in cooler weather.|
|Meeting Location & Time||The Forks Resort Center, 7:30am|
|Season Dates||Only 8 releases - 2014 dates published below
|Major Named Rapids||Spencer Rips, Humpty Dumpty, Elephant Rock, Mile Long Rapid, and Poplar Hill Falls (the final rapid of the trip and the climax to the day's adventures)|
|Trip Length/Duration||15 miles /Full day|
|Trip Departure||A minimum of 12 people required for trip departure|
|2014 Release Schedule||Planned CFS Release Volume|
|Saturday, May 3rd||7000+ cfs* (HUGE water)|
|Saturday May 10th||7000+ cfs* (HUGE water)|
|Sunday , May 25th (Memorial Weekend)||5500+ cfs Spring Raft 'n Brews Weekend|
|Saturday, May 31st||5000 cfs|
|Saturday, June 7th||3500 cfs (Standard: High Adventure Sport Rafts)|
|Sunday, August 31st (Labor Day Weekend)||5500 cfs|
|Saturday, September 13th||3500 cfs (Standard: High Adventure Sport Rafts)|
|Saturday, October 4th
||6000 cfs (BIG BIG water!)
Fall Raft 'n Brews Weekend
What's CFS Mean?
- Cfs = cubic feet per second, a measure of release volume.
- * Potential for HUGE Water with additional runoff.
- On all Dead River trips, six person High Adventure Sport Rafts (Diablos) are available at no extra charge.
Where is the Dead River?Find out with our area map!
- Trip prices range from $89 - $109 per person depending on your preferred trip date.
- A user fee of $12.50 per person to cover road access to the river and a levy paid to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will be added to each rafting guest.
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- Download our Participation Waiver Form