Kennebec River Rafting
Maine’s most popular whitewater rafting trip, the 12-mile Kennebec River, is an ideal river adventure for everyone from first time rafters to whitewater junkies. Raft through the spectacular rock-walled upper Kennebec River Gorge with playful rapids and big waves before the Kennebec broadens after lunch, into the easygoing lower section surrounded by forests and wildlife.
Whitewater Rafting on the Kennebec River: Maine’s Most Popular White Water Trip
Your Day Rafting the Kennebec River
Morning Check in
Whitewater rafting trips on the Kennebec River gather at The Forks Adventure Resort at 7:45am for a safety orientation, paddling instructions, and to gear up before the short ride to Harris Station Dam.
Your River Trip- Including Lunch
Upon arrival at the Dam, your Registered Maine Whitewater Guide will lead you and your crew into the granite walls of the upper Kennebec River gorge where you’ll ride an action-packed sequence of class 3 and 4 rapids. Water and weather permitting, when the river mellows your raft pulls over to our private, riverside beach for a cookout with steak, salmon, chicken, or veggie burger grilled over a hardwood fire, accompanied by stir-fried rice, salad, dessert, and beverages. After lunch, we hop back in our rafts to float the scenic lower Kennebec River, with plenty of time for swimming and floating!
Post River Trip
Northern Outdoors’ rafting trip takeout is only a few miles up the road from our resort where guides put on a slideshow of photos and video of you conquering the whitewater! Grab a craft beer, kick back, and get ready to laugh!
Kennebec River Rafting Trip Details
Class II-IV rapids
The Forks Adventure Resort
The Forks, Maine
Full day trip with gourmet grilled lunch included.
May – October
$83+ Per Person
$47+ for kids <18
10 on Upper Kennebec
8 on Lower Kennebec
What to Wear
Water-friendly clothing & shoes
Available after morning meeting
Full Suit $20
Farmer John $10
Top Half or Paddle Jacket $5
Prices do not include taxes and fees
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