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.

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...

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...

We have been coming here during the winter months to celebrate New Years & snowmobile for a few years. This was my first time during the spring/summer and it was everything I expected and more! As always the cabins were spacious & clean! The rafting was amazing as well! We had...

The trek up from Little Rhody was well worth while. It was my first trip rafting and had a great experience, despite the rain and unseasonably cold air. Two things stood out to me most. One, Dawn was the tour leader and our rafting guide and she was outstanding. Not...

When the best man in my high school friends wedding invited me to come to the stag party, I though "Eh, should be fun" Then I found out where and what we were doing...

We had an overall great experience with Northern Outdoors. The front desk staff was super friendly and helpful. Our raft guide on the dead river was Dawn and she was AWESOME. She made the experience so much fun and eased my nerves before the trip. We stayed in the pike...

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...

I've been up to Millinocket with Northern Outdoors a couple of times. The last time I did the Dead it we used a different company, it was my first time rafting and it wasn't quite the experience I'd hoped it would be. I went back to the Dead with Northern Outdoors...

We drove about 5 hours up with a total of 10 guys for my brother’s bachelor party and it was absolutely worth it. The staff is friendly and incredibly helpful, the food is great, the beer is flawless, and the lodging (Timberdoodle) was clean, and more than adequate. Two people deserve...

Nothern Outdoors--we've been with you every step of the way. It started when my Aunt asked us to go white water rafting with her, pre-helmets and pre-kids. Weeks before we arrived, she found out she was pregnant-LOL-her Dr. told her it was OK--so off we went on our camping-White Water...

My husband and I took our 3 boys (16, 14, 12). He was apprehensive about trip. Boys were excited. My 12 yr. old became scared to death walking down the steep stairs at the beginning. We threw him in the boat, and never turned back. My husband was so surprised at...

My family (six adults and four children) spent July 16th on the Kennebec River with Seamus and Dawn. It was the highlight of our vacation. The young teens actually enjoyed spending time with the "older members" of our family. We'll be back in four years when the younger ones (who...