There are 4 Kennebec Turbine Test dates each summer. They offer Maine’s most adrenaline-fueled whitewater action.
If you love whitewater action, you will want to be on one of these special Turbine Test release trips–only 4 per season! Kennebec Turbine Test rafting trips enjoy 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) water flows, which is nearly DOUBLE the Kennebec River’s normal whitewater rafting release volume. During a turbine test, Brookfield Power tests their generating turbines by releasing the maximum amount of water possible from Harris Station Dam.
This aggressive, high-adventure whitewater rafting trip races through the beautiful Upper Kennebec Gorge with non-stop action and huge waves. The Kennebec broadens after lunch, into the fast-moving 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 river put-in is only a 30-minute bus ride from the check-in and the trip ends just a short ride from our Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, where you’ll enjoy a classic grilled lunch and microbrew at the Kennebec River Pub & Brewery.
Explorer, Fun Posse
(Upper + Lower)
This is a full day trip with gourmet grilled lunch included.
Our rafting trip was awesome. The boys, teenagers, had never been whitewater rafting. They now want to experience bigger and faster rivers.
Free sport raft upgrade for adrenaline seekers only! Available daily Spring & Fall, weekdays only Summer. Request at booking.