WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S PENOBSCOT RIVER

There are two items that top any list of Maine’s most epic adventures: whitewater rafting the Penobscot River and climbing Mt Katahdin. You can do both the rafting and hiking from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp steps from Baxter State Park on the Appalachian Trail. Read reviews of Penobscot rafting and Baxter State Park hiking below (with Mount Katahdin photo bombing ever present.) More info on Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting (and a must-see rafting video with drone footage of Maine’s wildest river.) Post your Penobscot River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

Name: Adam Ruger Hometown: York, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 15 years old Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2016 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? What I enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors is the staff throughout each department...

There's so much to do from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp, hiking the Appalachian Trail, exploring Baxter State Park, climbing Maine's greatest mountain, paddling or fishing right from our campground at Abol Bridge, and of course whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River. Whitewater Kayaking the Seboomook Section of the Penobscot River Recently,...

I have the utmost respect for the rafting guides and crew at Northern Outdoors. My daughter fell out of the raft in the middle of the cribworks and while the raft went down the chute my daughter took the longer route. The guides kept their cool and composure and safely...

My group has been fishing/rafting continuously since 1991 exclusively using Northern Outdoors including both the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Dollar for dollar the experience provided by Northern Outdoors gives the participant the absolute Best Bang for the Buck!!! The emotional sensation is so enjoyable that my group members are still...

We had an awesome time on the river. Ted was great, made the trip fun & entertaining. He really knew how to run the rapids. I would like to give a shout out to the rescue kayaker, Luke. I fell in & he was right on top of me to...

Name: Todd Mercer Hometown: Grew up in Bucksport but now reside in Poland Springs, where the water comes from. Age of First Rafting Trip: I hadn't ever been in a raft until my first day of training, I was 23. Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1994 What type of guiding do you...

The last trip of the season was the day we rode the Penobscot, It was overcast and gloomy but that was all forgotten once we hit the river. Ted kept us moving but safe. Surfing the waves at the waterfall was a bit disconcerting but all a wonderful experience. It...

Welcome to Spring Whitewater Rafting! Spring is the perfect time to hit the rivers and raft some rapids, even if (or especially if) you've never been whitewater rafting before. The whole world is blooming and bursting with new growth--the flowers, foliage, and, yes, the rapids. After winter, the rivers are flowing strong and playful,...

Located North of our Adventure Resort in The Forks, lies one of Maine's favorite rafting hotspots. The official basecamp for our Penobscot rafting trip is located on the river at Abol Bridge Campground, with direct access to Baxter State Park and magnificent views of Mt. Katahdin What Should You Expect? Scenery : Spectacular ...

I've been coming up to the Abol Bridge Campground for about twenty years and although the campground has changed hands it still has a wonderful family atmosphere with beautiful views of Mt Katahdin. It's a long ride but always worth the trip up. The owners and staff are so friendly and...

First off the staff at Abol Bridge campground were very accommodating, friendly and professional! We will return! Our raft trip with Ryan Roderick was cold and slightly rainy, but was so much fun. Ryan was our guide a few years ago on the Kennebec raft trip. He was so remarkable, we...

Water--The Best Medicine You Can Take, and Its Wicked Fun, Too! Ever notice how a nice hot bath makes everything just a little bit better? How about the pleasant lassitude after a swim in a lake or pool? I've always felt water to be relaxing--from the sounds of the ocean and rushing...

Abol Bridge Campground is our new adventure basecamp for whitewater rafting on Maine's mighty Penobscot River. You can also easily hike and fish right from the campground!...

My 1st experience down the Penobscot River was the weekend of August 25th 2012 with Todd as our Guide. I have since been back every summer (last summer we had Luke as our Guide)!! I even tried the Dead in October (Columbus Day weekend 2012). So far hands down, my...

The trip down the Penobscot was a blast! We had a great crew on our raft lead by awesome guide Kris. It was a beautiful day and an early season trip so we had a lot of fun playing on the river with some great surfing and swims. All of the...

We rafted the Penobscot for a bachelor party and thanks to our great river guide, Derek, we had an excellent time. Starting off at the dam, you're immediately launched into some rapids to give you an idea of what's to come. The river guides took us through some of the...