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.

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...

My husband and I have rafted with you a few times many many years ago and finally brought the two boys ages 16 & 18 for their first experience. We all had a great time! The big release on the Dead was awesome. Erika was very friendly and nice and...

Absolutely fantastic, the whole shebang: river trip, hospitality, lodging, food, staff, atmosphere ...

We had an awesome adventure(again)!! Great weekend the staff and lodging were top notch. And tell me where else you can raft a world class river and then watch a 500 lb pumpkin get blown to pieces . . . Keep up the great job, see you this winter on...

[vcYTClick2Play dataembed="SdH2l8io7Ok" gaclickevent="blog_post"]   Our GoPro camera team captures the CLOSEUP Fall rafting action on high water Kennebec and Dead River rafting trips Sept 15th and 22nd. This week's video of the week includes both rivers, video boater kayaking (underwater) action, and some tasty Octoberfest brew tasting at Northern's own Kennebec River...

Epic weekend at Northern Outdoors! The good times started when our group arrived on Sept 14 and didn't stop until we left on Sept 17. All the staff was great: super attentive and friendly. It was like summer camp for adults. Friends, Beer, burgers and a good time! JASON was our...

Thanks for the crazy time on the river!! We all had a blast, and the guides in both boats were amazing (thanks Dan L and Blaise!!!!)! From the great food/beers back on land and perfect cabin option for all 10 of us, to the fantastic trip down the Dead (and...

This was our second trip to The Forks for a rafting adventure, this year we topped our trip on Moose Alley with a total of 9 Moose sitings in an hour compared to 7 last trip, we also saw 22 snowshoe hares on a lonely dirt road. The ride down the...

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 to admit I'm a city slicker and I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Wow, is all I have to say! On our first night we were welcomed at our camp site and immediately felt at home, minus city lights and traffic. Saturday morning came...

Took a bunch of men from Massachusetts into the woods of Maine to send a man into wedlock. Not knowing what to expect we booked the Timberdoodle which was massive, accommodation was great for all of us. Live music each night since it was the holiday, huge portions in the restaurant...

We had a wonderful experience with Northern Outdoors, right from the start. The girls at the front desk were so polite and friendly, patiently answering all of our questions ( thanks Elaine and Sonya). We rafted the Dead on the first water release of the season. It was fantastic! Brent was...

Maine Huts & Trails recently opened a new 14.2 mile trail section that connects The Forks with the Grand Falls Hut and west onto the Bigelow Range and Carrabassett Valley, completing the full 45-mile first phase of this very exciting project.   The new section of trail opens up a variety of winter...

Our first River Rafting trip with the family at Northern Outdoors was a blast! Went with my 3 kids (20,18,16) my 2 brothers and nephew (18). Rented two 4 person tents in the campground which was ideal - within 10 minutes of arrival we were set up and hangin' by...