Spring Whitewater Rafting in Maine: The Dead River

Dead River rafting in the Spring

Spring is upon us folks, and with it comes the inevitable spring run off, which means Dead River whitewater season is right around the corner!

There’s no better way to kick off rafting season than with 16 miles of continuous whitewater, and with the generous snow pack that March has delivered us the Dead is bound to give us some rowdy river adventure.

The Dead River is comprised of 16 miles of non stop action, a healthy mix of class III and IV+ whitewater, it provides an excellent crescendo of intensity from top to bottom, finishing off with the infamous Big Poplar rapid just before take-out, (which is only 5 miles up the road from our adventure resort — your post-rafting pint is that close!)

There is something about Dead River Season that excites us all. Maybe it’s the droves of people that come to experience the allure, or perhaps it’s the anticipation of the adventure to come, but whenever the Dead River is on the itinerary, the mood at base is always buzzing with electricity. Don’t take my word for it, come and experience the Dead River energy for yourselves!

The action kicks off in May with at least 7,000 cubic feet per second of rushing whitewater. Check out the Dead River release dates, and book your trip before all the rafts are full!



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