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.

Amazing Fun Weekend!!

Amazing Fun Weekend!!

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 have booked a cabin for 12 people when it was only 4 of us! Now we KNOW that we LOVE the cabin and we will be back next year with more friends and rent the cabin!

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Family vacation

Family vacation

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 can’t lie to you – your whitewater rafting excursion far exceeded all my expectations, and some.

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Triple Crown of Rafting

Triple Crown of Rafting

Interested in rafting all three rivers in one weekend?! Earn the exclusive Triple Crown paddle by booking the Penobscot, Dead, and Kennebec Rivers on Labor Day Weekend.

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Video of the Week: Highest Water Yet for Dead River Rafting

Video of the Week: Highest Water Yet for Dead River Rafting

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, we rafted the Dead River on both Saturday and Sunday. A chance like this hardly ever happens!

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Dead River Rafting Part 3: Only 8 High Water Releases

One of those well-known adventures is Dead River rafting with Northern Outdoors. Each year, we’re lucky enough to have 8 releases on the Dead River. This 16-mile trip offers a day of paddling through heart-pounding Class III, IV, and V whitewater and avid rafters say that “you haven’t rafted Maine until you have been on all three rivers – Dead, Kennebec and Penobscot“.

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