WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S DEAD RIVER

Of Maine’s three rivers the Dead River is the only one with a limited dam release schedule: only 8 Dead River rafting trips per season! The Dead River has the most continuous white water in New England, and a few of the releases are HUGE WHITEWATER! Dead River release updates, trip reviews, and photos below. Also see: Dead River Whitewater Rafting info. Post your Dead River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

Have You Experienced Dead River White Water Yet? The 2018 Dead River White Water Release Dates are out and we want to hear you Dead River rafting stories. Are you a Dead River white water fanatic? Did you have a bachelor or bachelorette party during a spring blast? Have you rafted...

We stayed at the Partridge lodge for the May 13th Dead river release. The lodge was simple, quaint, and adequate. The Kennebec river was right next to the cabin, which was an added bonus. We had trouble directing some of our folks to the cabin due to lack of cell...

My sister planned this whole trip for our family of 20 so I didn't know much about it. Way beyond what I thought it could be. Awesome accommodations - we had a huge cabin that slept 16 of us. Great food when we ate there. Corn hole games, outdoor pool,...

My family came to spend our Labor Day weekend searching for fun and adventure - and boy were we satisfied! Our group ranged in age from 16 to 65 - and each and everyone of us had a blast. We rafted the Kennebec with Alec on Saturday and got our...

I cannot say enough about what a fabulous trip I experienced at Northern Outdoors, everything from the location, hosts, the rafting and rafting guides, accommodations, great food, great beer, Suzie and the Smelts, kayaking, fishing and so much more...

Welcome to Spring Whitewater Rafting! Spring is the perfect time to hit the rivers and raft some rapids, even if (or especially if) you've never been whitewater rafting before. The whole world is blooming and bursting with new growth--the flowers, foliage, and, yes, the rapids. After winter, the rivers are flowing strong and playful,...

Water--The Best Medicine You Can Take, and Its Wicked Fun, Too! Ever notice how a nice hot bath makes everything just a little bit better? How about the pleasant lassitude after a swim in a lake or pool? I've always felt water to be relaxing--from the sounds of the ocean and rushing...

We've been doing snowmobile trips with Northern Outdoors for around 10 yrs now so it was a "no brainer" when my brother suggested them as my bachelor party destination. We never fail to have a great time up there and thats a direct result of the staffs attention to detail...

Awesome time on the rapids. First time rafting, went on the Dead river on the first trip of the season. Had a great time. Additionally, Mary was the best guide. She was funny and also kept us safe. It was a great bachelor party trip. Rating: Excellent ***** David L Chelmsford, Massachusetts...

Spring is in the Air in Northern Maine = Craft Brew Festivals and Dead River Rafting As Northern Outdoor's Kennebec River Brewery enters its' 38th season, we are quite excited about the summer rafting season. We expect ideal water conditions this spring/summer from the big snowpack we received from December intro April....

This is my second time rafting both Kennebec and the Dead with Northern Outdoors. As always the organization of the events was great - very professional, smooth, making sure large groups of people get ready for their adventure quickly and efficiently. Both our guides, Dan and Ted were awesome! They were...

This trip made up for my summer spent working. Rented ATV's from Brian on Friday and enjoyed the whole day out on the trails getting muddy,and enjoying the awesome foliage . Back at Northern Outdoors the guys enjoyed great food and brews to relax a little before hitting the last release...

This past weekend 7 other friends and myself all came up to camp and go white water rafter. We knew we were going to have fun, but the trip and experience far exceeded every expectation we had! The brewery and pool was a great way to spend our Saturday and...

GoPro "Survivor Camera" needs to find its owner after spending a Maine winter at the bottom of the Class III-IV Kennebec River. The "World's Most Versatile CameraTM" just scored an epic credibility win in the eyes of Maine's rugged, professional whitewater rafting guides at Northern Outdoors. These guides use GoPros to...