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.

My friends and I rafted with Northern Outdoors earlier this season and couldn't resist but to come back for more. We had very high hopes that our trip would be just as good this time around. Our adventures on the Penobscot, however, far exceeded our expectations. Jayson, who navigated us...

Hi there, I just wanted to say what a great experience I had white water rafting with your crew on July 20, 2011. I had never been white water rafting and I really didn't know what to expect. That being said I had climbed Katahdin on the Monday prior and one...

I have been rafting many times before but never on a commercially run trip, so this was my first commercial run. I was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of my trip, all the way from the website, phone registration, and check-in at the lodge to the time we left. The lodge...

I went with 5 other friends rafting on the Penobscot River with Jason as our guide. It was fantastic!!! We loved it. Both guides were very clear in explaining what we would be doing and telling us if we fell out what it would be like. Which personally was really...

After spending two nights and rafting on the river, our family tank is "full". What an amazing trip for the four of us (incl. 10 and 14 yr old daughters.)Our trip guide, Ryan, made our first ww rafting trip as a family, a really fun experience that now our 14...

My wife and I have rafted with many outfitters over the years, but I would have to say that Northern Outdoors has definitely surpassed them all. We started rafting with you folks a couple years ago and we now try and make it once or twice a year. We love...

We had such a great trip this weekend. Everything was perfect and our guides were amazing on both the 5,000cfs and 8,000cfs runs of the Kennebec (Kim and James respectively). We knew the rafting was going to be fun because we had done it before, but you guys really stood...

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!!...

I hate to be cold and wet and we were that weekend, but I still had as much fun as if it were warm! Our guide, Trevor was very experienced. All the guides were funny and relaxed, which we enjoyed. Camping at POC was scenic and stress relieving, even though we...

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...

Our guide (Todd) was very good, very amusing, felt the needs and interests of our group well and provided us with opportunities to do lots of extra surfing and playing in the water which made the activity much more enjoyable. The only suggestion for the actual rafting would be to suggest...

I just got back from the BEST TRIP ever thanks to you all at Northern Outdoors. My group of 12 friends came up to white water raft the Penobscot and we were ALL BLOWN AWAY with the trip. The management, organization, and staff were all BEYOND outstanding. You guys just...

This was my 4th time going on a rafting trip and from the second we got to Northern Outdoors to when we left in the evening, the experience was exceptional. On previous trips, the outfits often promise class 5 rapids and a lot of excitement but I had yet to...

The guides and staff were all awesome. They really made the trip more fun. I was there with only my sister but by the end of the trip I felt like part of a large group. The river trip was a blast. We made the best of a situation where...

A group of 9 of us went up to raft the Penobscot. Most of us were first timers but adventure seekers. Rod was our Guide and was fantastic. This trip blew all of our expectations through the roof. The staff was fantastic and the camping was great and quite. Very...

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...