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.

I usually don't participate in surveys, but my experience at Dead River Rafting was nothing short of fantastic! It was my first time white water rafting. I was nervous. The staff was nothing but helpful, caring and exciting! It was very nice to see such friendly faces...

Back again this past wknd with the boys. Decided to run the Dead w/high water and the Kennebec - what a great weekend. Not even the cold and rain could "dampen" our trip. Friday night started, like many other trips, a little Blueberry from the brewery. ...

We've been on two trips down the Dead and have had a great time. The staff, accomodations, equipment and food were top notch! Thanks for a great weekend! Next time Im thinking ATV'ing, or snowmobiling, or rafting the Penob...

Lots of fun--great weather--great guide--great river. Loved the hike into the eco-hut, the wonderful meals there, the quiet atmosphere, then the hike to the put-in spot. It seemed like a week away instead of 36 hours.Sheridan CPhippsburg, MERating: 5 *****Dead River Hike & Raft Adventure...

I took my son on a trip of his choice for his graduation and to spend some quality time alone before he went to college. I have been to Northern Outdoors many times years ago and had a great experience so I chose you again. We had...

I organized my Kennebec River rafting trip with a bunch of folks (16 of us!) from work, and Northern Outdoors yet again provided an amazing trip for us! The camping facilities were great, the brewery (and pool, and hot tub, and games) was top-notch, and the whitewater rafting trip...

With a spin on our almost annual Hold 'em 'n' Paddle firefighters rafting trip this year we had a GREAT time! This year's Hug 'em 'n' Paddle was planned as a "family trip". There were only two FF family's represented with 6 teenage girls and their FF fathers. I know...

Working in an environment of deprevation, violence and high stress forty hours a week means that when I take a vacation, it's not only going to be adventurous and fun, but also loud, crazy and outlandish, and your staff easily handled me and our motley crue!!...

We went down the Dead River on Sat. (5/28), it would have been a great time but our guide, Emily, made it amazing - dare I say perfect. Her personality meshed so perfectly with ours; we were laughing and singing as much as we were paddling. The wait to get on...

This is my second time rafting with Northern Outdoors, and I must say that the experience was once again exceptional! My girlfriend and I were very pleased with our guide, Dave Welch. He was an exceptionally knowledgeable ambassador and we found him to be very skilled at both guiding our...

A group of 15 took the Dead River adventure, for my brothers bachelor party. Most of the people in the group had never been rafting before in their life including myself. After the raft trip, everyone was hooked and we plan on doing a yearly adventure with Northern Outdoors. The fact...

I stayed at Northern Outdoors from 6/3/11 to 6/5/11 with 9 other guys for a bachelor party. We had a blast at the cabin where we had plenty of space to play outdoor games, swim in the lake, build a camp fire and make a little noise. We met Emily...

We had a great time rafting the Dead with Northern Outdoors. Our guide, Mary, did an excellent job of hitting all the big rapids and keeping it fun during the slower parts. The lunch was delicious and the portions were large. The brewery had a great selection of their own...

I recently had my bachelor party at Northern Outdoors. We had a great campsite that was a few steps off of the Kennebec River - a great spot for fishing, relaxing or going for a quick dip. The pub and brewery is fantastic, with great food, excellent beer and even...

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...

We came Memorial Day weekened and was signed up for the Kennebec on the 28th. We ended having to do the Dead due to the levels. We were a little nervous being our first time but once on the river we enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide Mike was...