Kennebec River Rafting

Raft Maine’s Most Popular Whitewater River May-October

Add Fun Kennebec River Rafting to Your Summer Vacation!

This awesome river is ideal for everyone from newcomers to action families (min age for kids is 10). Mother Nature really worked her magic on the Kennebec River as it winds its way from Moosehead Lake through Maine. Raft through the spectacular rock-walled upper Kennebec River Gorge with plenty of playful rapids and excitement before the Kennebec broadens after lunch, into the easygoing lower section surrounded by forests and wildlife. Enjoy incredible scenery, exciting rapids and plenty of opportunities to play and see wildlife such as eagles, moose, osprey and more!
The Kennebec River offers consistent class 2-4 whitewater rafting all summer and fall. It is simply one of the best family (or friend!) vacations you’ll ever take. You’ll have plenty of time to swim and even paddle your own nimble inflatable kayak. The river put-in is only 18 miles from the lodge on a 30-minute bus ride. The trip gets off the river only 5 minutes from the main lodge, so you’ll be back fast to enjoy some outdoor hot tubbing, the swimming pool, your private cabin, and a microbrew at our Adventure Resort!


Got kids?

Ages 10-17 raft the Kennebec for Half Price on weekdays, all summer long! Get the details here. 

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Trip Details


Newcomers, Explorers, Action Family, and Fun Posse




Minimum Age

(8 on Lower Kennebec)

Trip Location

The Forks Maine rafting adventure resort map - Northern Outdoors

Meeting Time

8:00 AM

This is a full day trip with gourmet grilled lunch included.

Rapids Class

Maine registered guide - Northern Outdoors
Wetsuit rentals

Wetsuit rentals

Full Suit $20;
Farmer John $10;
Top Half or Paddle Jacket $5;
Booties $5


May - Oct

Trip Pricing

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It was a WINNER!!…Being surrounded by beauty combined with the adventure and excitement of something real and natural ( unlike Disney or a man made water park) brought the inner human spirit roaring out of these concrete, plastic souls like a lion! Even mother nature herself must have been impressed with herself that day! It was awesome to see! (Some things you just can’t make up, and this was a prime example!)

Tamara M.

High Adventure Sport Rafts!

Free sport raft upgrade for adrenaline seekers only! Available daily Spring & Fall, weekdays only Summer. Request at booking.

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Prepare For Your Trip

Resort Facilities

Finish (or start) your rafting trip at our Adventure Resort right here in The Forks. From cabin tents to deluxe cabins, you can choose a lodging option that suits you best. Resort amenities include a hot tub, game room, on-site brewery, full-service restaurant and swimming pool.

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