Make your plans to raft the Dead River and get ready to ride some seriously huge whitewater with thrilling class 3, 4 and 5 rapids! The dam-controlled Dead River has only 8 releases per season from below Grand Falls to the confluence of the Kennebec and Dead rivers. And it’s just a short shuttle drive from the Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort.
Your Dead River trip builds in intensity with great warm-up rapids at the top, and culminates in the class 4-5+ Poplar Hill Falls at the end. Prepare yourself for gorgeous scenery–especially when the leaves turn into vivid reds, oranges and yellows. The trip ends just 5 miles upstream from our Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, where you’ll enjoy a classic grilled lunch after the trip. Frosty microbrews are also available at the Kennebec River Brewery. Not into HUGE whitewater? Book a lower-volume summer release. Whatever you do, reserve your ride on the Dead River soon before all 8 releases rush right by you!
Increase your adventure fun by adding hiking and hut stay with our Dead River Hike & Raft Package
High Adventure Sport Rafts available on ALL Dead River trips at no extra charge. Book early, limited supply. They intensify your whitewater experience!
Specially designed for a livelier ride, these rafts are shorter (13 ft vs 16 ft), narrower, and have a smaller tube diameter that puts you up close and personal with the river. Only 4-6 guests, plus a guide, fit in a high adventure sport raft (our normal-size rafts take 8 guests, plus a guide). Be sure to ask for this option when you make your reservation. These sports rafts are recommended for experienced paddlers only, minimum age of 14. In the event of epic high water (e.g., spring runoff), we require the normal 8-person larger rafts–trust us, you’ll want ’em!
Standard Raft – Full-Day Trip (Standard-size rafts for 8 guests plus a guide)
Sport Raft – Full-Day Trip (Diablo high-adventure rafts for 4-6 guests plus a guide)
Sport Raft – Summer Flow Trip – 3500 CFS releases in the calendar to the right.
|May 12th||Saturday||$89||7000 CFS||Book Now|
|May 19th||Saturday||$89||7000 CFS||Book Now|
|May 27th||Sunday||$79||5500 CFS||Book Now|
|June 2nd||Saturday||$109||5000 CFS||Book Now|
|June 9th||Saturday||$69||3500 CFS||Book Now|
|September 2nd||Sunday||$109||5500 CFS||Book Now|
|September 15th||Saturday||$79||3500 CFS||Book Now|
|October 6th||Saturday||$89||6000 CFS||Book Now|
Fun Posse, Explorer
This is a full day trip with lunch included after the trip back at lodge.
Awesome time on the rapids. First time rafting, went on the Dead river on the first trip of the season. Had a great time, Mary was the best guide. She was funny and also kept us safe. It was a great bachelor party trip.
Free sport raft upgrade for adrenaline seekers only! Available daily Spring & Fall, weekdays only Summer. Request at booking.