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.

We had been looking forward to our rafting trip with Northern Outdoors for months, and we weren't about to let the rain deter us from having a great weekend. Half of our group arrived around 11 pm and the other half around 1:30 am - it was DOWN POURING. Dave...

Our crew of 6 and sometimes 8 have rafted all of the rivers that NO guides in Maine, a few times each, so we were excited to hit the Dead for an early, cold, high-water release. We arrived early Friday afternoon, moved into our cabin and immediately went up to the...

My husband and I came up on Friday afternoon with another couple. Due to us booking late and limited availability, we stayed in a lakeside cabin for 12 people on Friday, then had to check out and into the Lodge on Saturday. This turned out great because we would never...

I want to take the time to thank Northern Outdoors and your staff. My family and I had a lot of fun and a great time. Your resort staff, guides, equipment, training, et. al., were just wonderful. My wife planned and scheduled the trip, and I reluctantly went along. But...

I have been coming to Northern Outdoors with a group of close friends for almost 9 years now. We rafted on The Kennebec the first couple of years, then rafted on the both the Kennebec and the Dead in the same weekend. Last year was our first year rafting on...

[vcYTClick2Play dataembed="0cBhS2eUTmk" gaclickevent="blog_post"] This past Memorial Weekend was sure one to remember for those that went Dead River rafting with Northern Outdoors.  Originally, we were scheduled for Kennebec River rafting on Saturday and Dead River rafting on Sunday.  But due to the extreme high water levels, from the previous night's rain,...

The flooding of the town of Flagstaff, in the fall of 1949, created Maine's largest man-made lake and contributed to turning the area into a destination for Maine adventure vacations. One of those well-known adventures is Dead River rafting with Northern Outdoors.  Each year, we're lucky enough to have 8 releases...

[vcYTClick2Play dataembed="2ATIVa7WbHs" gaclickevent="DeadRiverHistoryBlog"] Slaid Cleaves and Nicole St. Pierre, with photos contributed by the Dead River Area Historical Society, produced this song and video titled "Below" which chronicles the 1940's flooding of Flagstaff and Dead River in Maine. Maine whitewater rafting is a popular activity on the Dead, Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. ...

Braving the rapids in the summer is quite a thrill, but spring rafting is truly an excellent time to catch exciting water levels in Maine.  As the spring thaw begins, the rivers swell to levels higher than what we typically see in the summer.  This makes your Maine whitewater rafting...

Northern Outdoors is known as a rafting resort, but it is so much more than just a place to get prepped to ride a boat on Kennebec River rafting and Dead River rafting trips. Located midway between Portland, Maine and Quebec City on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway,...

We're watching the mercury hit record temperatures all the way up the coast and thanking our stars that we work on the river where cooling off is part of going to work everyday.  With the forecast calling for nothing cooler that 86 degrees F in Boston for at least the...

Happy July 4th weekend! Welcome to our newest blog for Northern Outdoors. This blog is all about rafting and adventure vacations in Maine. We’ll share tips and resources about things to do on your New England vacation with family and friends. With current fuel prices at an all time high...