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.

This was the 6th time that my wife and I have gone rafting with you guys, and each time is better than the last. We have done the Penobscot four times, the Kennebec once and this was our first Dead River run (and yes, we will be doing it again)....

My friends and I came to The Forks for a weekend of R&R (rafting & relaxation). We had been to Northern Outdoors and returned this year for two reasons: the quality of the trip and the incredible staff. We knew a second trip would be amazing, you exceeded our expectations....

Chris was a EXCELLENT GUIDE on both Trips. I had the BEST Rafting Adventure I've ever had, having rafted all 3 Rivers. This weekend 5/28 and 5/29 was absalutley the BEST !!!! The whole Staff was GREAT, the FOOD, the Hockey game in the Lodge, Amy who Trusted me for the...

Me and my son had the best time ever. It was our first time coming there, but you can be sure we will be back. Every thing about it was great, the guides were the nicest people weve ever met. My son said it was the best thing he has...

This was my second visit to Northern Outdoors, and I was expecting to raft the Kennebec River. Due to heavy rains the night before our trip, we found out a few minutes before loading the buses to the Kennebec that the water level was too high and thus a bit...

Great trip, I could not have asked for better. The week up at The Forks and the 2 days on the river has motivated me to try and become a raft guide next summer. The Kennebec was amazing at 5,500cfs but the real treat was the 13,000cfs on The Dead,...

Two of my friends talked me into rafting the Dead this past Sunday. I was *extremely* nervous about it...

Ten friends and I came up to Northern Outdoors for Memorial Day weekend and stayed overnight at the campsite the night before our rafting. Checking in was really simple, and then we made our way to the campsite. We had 3 spots by the water, and it was a huge...

Six of us stayed in a logdominium over Memorial weekend. Honestly one of the best trips I have had in a long time. Rafting was fantastic! Dawn was our guide and helped to make the experience all the better! In addition there was so much to do. We hung out...

[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.  The first Dead River rafting trip of the season...

We had a fantastic time, rafted the Dead river which was great fun!. Stayed in a lovely cozy cabin, very clean & comfortable, everything we needed for a weekend trip. Great staff/guides- friendly and helpful. Enjoyed eating at pub and trying some brews!eimear pboston, maRating: 5 *****Dead River Whitewater RaftingKennebec...

Just got back from my first time rafting the Dead, and have nothing but great things to say. Not only did the river meet my expectations, but the entire experience meet and surpassed my expectations. Mark, our guide, was hilarious and filled us full of river knowledge the entire trip....

I really liked the experience from the pre-rafting demo to the actual rafting. After rafting, food was prepared and there was a real communal feel about it, breaking bread with the guides. After lunch, we all watched the photo slideshow and the video. All in all a great experience and...