Penobscot River White Water Rafting Maine
Fantastic Penobscot River Rafting Near Mt. Katahdin, Maine & Baxter State Park
Experience the Best Penobscot River Rafting Trip Available in Maine. Northern Outdoors runs a classic top-to-bottom river rafting trip, paused only by a welcome gourmet grilled riverside lunch between the upper and lower sections of the Penobscot River.
We're now taking reservations for 2014 Penobscot Trips
See what Penobscot Rafting is all about in this short video clip. Enjoy awesome whitewater rafting with the Class IV & V action in the granite-walled Ripogenus Gorge of the Upper Penobscot River with a series of steep drops followed by pools on the Lower Penobscot section. The scenery is as spectacular as the whitewater - guaranteed!
- Yankee Magazine rates Penobscot River Rafting one of Maine's Best Adventures in 2011 and recommends Northern Outdoors. Read Yankee' Magazine's Editor's Choice award listing.
- Watch our Penobscot River Videos-of-the-Week and see what this glorious place really is like.
- Read what guests say about Penobscot rafting in our blog.
Why You’ll Love This River Trip
Challenging, technical rafting - similar to the famous Gauley River in West Virginia.
Dam-controlled river is consistent big water excitement all season.
Big surfing fun at Amberjackmockamus
Classic swimming play spots.
The next step up in rafting after the Kennebec. Must be age 15 and up to raft the entire Penobscot River.
Kids ages 15-17 go ½ price, weekdays in summer (One child per full paying adult.)
Spectacular wilderness scenery and wildlife viewing mecca as you float by the base of Mt. Katahdin, Maine's highest peak and the dominant centerpiece of Baxter State Park. It is also the northern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail.
Noontime grilled lunch cooked over hot coals.
Learn more about the Katahdin region, New England's Wilderness Paradise.
Add a perfect campsite or cabin here near the Penobscot for your complete rafting getaway vacation.
Still not sure if the Penobscot trip 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 our Penobscot Outdoor Center. Post trip video and slide show.|
|Minimum Ages||Age 15 for the Upper Penobscot section through Ripogenous Gorge
Age 12 for the Lower Penobscot section
|What to Bring||Please see our Rafting FAQ. Wetsuits, booties, and paddling jackets are available for rent in cooler weather.|
|Meeting Location & Time||The Penobscot Outdoor Center, 7:00am
(2 ½ hours from The Forks)
|Season Dates||May 24th - September 7th, 2014|
|Major Named Rapids||Exterminator, Staircase, Troublemaker, The Cribworks, Amberjackmockamus, Nesowadnehunk Falls (a.k.a. lose-your-lunch falls)|
|Trip Length / Duration||14 miles / Full day|
|Trip Departure||A minimum of 6 people required for trip departure|
Where is the Penobscot River?
Find out with our area map!
Trip prices range from $89 - $99 per person, depending on your preferred trip date.
Kids ages 15-17 go ½ price, weekdays mid-June to end of August. One child per full paying adult)
A user fee of $6.00 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.